After photographing the King High Tide, I cycled around Tempe Reserve looking to see what birds where out.
I spotted a few Koels – male and female near the saltmarsh –
And a White Faced Heron was on the shore –
I then went to the Tempe Wetland. The Willie Wagtail chicks that I had been observing in their nest where now fledglings –
Nearby where some Red Browed Finches. One looked young –
In the middle pool, there was one Great Egret along with a number of Ibis –
In the upper pool, I was looking for Reed Warblers, when all of a sudden a large bird flew out of the reeds. it was a raptor of some sort. I was able to get some photos before it few off. I think it may be a
Brown Falcon Swamp Harrier.
This is the first time I had seen a raptor at the wetlands.
Some of the other birds nearby –
There are always a lot of skinks at the wetlands. There are a lot of rocks that provide good hiding places. Recently I had seen a few Blue Tongue Lizards – but have been too slow to photograph them.
Some of the Superb Fairy Wrens –
And more of the Egret –
I finished with a loop around the Reserve. The Heron was still around –