Yarra River Birding

After reading multiple reports over the past fortnight of Azure Kingfishers being spotted along the Yarra River, I was determined to see one, and so planned a multi-stop birding day out in bushland within an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The weather forecast called for a 50% chance of a light drizzle in the morning,…

Powerful Owls in Ivanhoe

In late spring, there was a flurry of Eremaea reports of a¬†Powerful Owl family in the Wilson Reserve, and since we live just a 10 minute drive away from Ivanhoe, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add a lifer to our list. The Wilson Reserve isn’t large compared to some of the national parks…