Saturday, June 15, 2013

Northern Shoveler twitch in Victoria

A social weekend was in store when I decided to twitch the Northern Shoveler at Werribee. I flew to Melbourne on Friday night and my friend Vik collected me from the airport. He  was generous enough to also offer to collect my friend Frank at 4.45am on Saturday morning!

Bleary eyed we had breakfast at Werribee while waiting for sunrise so we could find the Shoveler.

During the day we met up with some of my other friends, Jen, Ruth and Paul and we all enjoyed great views of this stunning bird before enjoying a day of general birding around this fantastic site.

Sunday we spent exploring  areas around Mt Alexander, birding and drinking coffee!

Here are a few photos taken during the weekend.

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

Pink-eared Duck

Whistling Kite

White-bellied Sea-eagle
White-throated Treecreeper





Scarlet Robin - female

Brown Quail