The shrinking pool …

… on South German Track is now proving to be a true oasis for birds in this baking summer. As I write this, however, it’s raining and the thermometer is hovering around 15C, a welcome contrast to the past month.

A pair of Black-fronted Dotterels foraged along the shoreline of the pool and a party of Rainbow Bee-eaters arrived to bathe and hawk for insects above the water.

A Sacred Kingfisher perched nearby and Eastern Rosellas came in to drink, while Black-chinned Honeyeaters called nearby. It was a magic hour.

Black-fronted Dotterel, South German Track, 8th February 2019



Rainbow Bee-eater (immature)

Rainbow Bee-eater (adult)


2 responses to “The shrinking pool …

  1. Fantastic shots, Geoff. I was particularly taken with the third dotterel shot and its mirror like reflection. Beautiful!

  2. Hi Geoff, love all these photos with their soft backgrounds. Beautiful. Cheers. Sue Lanchester woodend nth.

    Sent from my iPad

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