Kites at the swamp

I was fortunate last Friday to spend the day at Long Swamp on the Moolort Plains with folks from the Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation. I was one of a number of observers invited to join an Aboriginal Waterways Assessment for the Tullaroop catchment. One of many highlights was a pair of Black-shouldered Kites ‘greeting’ us when we arrived at the swamp under blue skies and warm late autumn sunshine.

The presence of this species, absent from large areas of the plains over the past year or two, is a sign of high quality raptor habitat. Long Swamp is a special place, now in the safe hands of Trust for Nature, and where it is possible to reimagine this country.

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River Red Gum @ Long Swamp, Moolort Plains, 30th April 2021

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Black-shouldered Kite

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Eastern Grey Kangaroo

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Wisdom of the ancients

2 responses to “Kites at the swamp

  1. Great post Geoff😊
    Cheers
    Caroline

    From: Natural Newstead
    Reply-To: Natural Newstead
    Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 8:05 pm
    To: “liney190@gmail.com”
    Subject: [New post] Kites at the swamp

    Geoff Park posted: “I was fortunate last Friday to spend the day at Long Swamp on the Moolort Plains with folks from the Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation. I was one of a number of observers invited to join an Aboriginal Waterways Assessment for the Tullaroop catc”

  2. Good morning Geoff, I wondered what the Indigenous members of your group thought about the meaning of the presence of the Black Shouldered Kites during your visit.

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