I’m pleased that I was able to pay a visit to Frogmore Swamp this afternoon. This fabulous wetland, dominated by Cane Grass Eragrostis infecunda, is drying rapidly unlike the last time it was full over the summer of 2010/11. Back then it held water throughout 2011 and there were some interesting birds to be seen, including rarely seen migratory waders such as the Wood Sandpiper and Double-banded Plover. This afternoon the most conspicuous birds were ibis, Sacred and Australian White Ibis, along with a bevy of ducks – Grey Teal, Australian Shelduck and Black Ducks.
Frogmore Swamp is a special place in a special landscape.