Coastal Adventures

These tiny coastal birds face multiple threats in their native beach-front nesting habitats, including dogs, horseback riding, beach goers, and erosion, so we thought that we would never see them before they went extinct. However, with some recent excellent intel, we bucked that trend and finally found them at Point Roadknight near Anglesea along the Great Ocean Road.

Grey Goshawk-ing on the Great Ocean Road

It was clear that this was a stunning bird – its angel-like flight pattern of spreading it wings, its bone white feathers, its bright yellow talons, and its mesmerising stare.

Also-rans: 2017 birding roundup

2017 was a busy year (aren’t they always?) so I didn’t get around to writing trip reports for every bird outing. That’s not to say that we didn’t do a respectable amount of birding though, because looking back at the photos, we had some fantastic experiences! Here is my promise to you, Constant Reader: shorter…

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Bonanza

As a birder, you have no doubt felt the crushing disappointment of a ‘dip’: you read consecutive reports of sightings in the area, you psyched yourself up, you left home at an ungodly hour with a full tank of petrol, you drove 200km in terrible weather conditions, and not only were your target species elusive,…