Sunday, May 25, 2008


Spent another day on the banks of the lake. It is difficult to describe the strange environment here, and this morning with a lot of cloud and no blue skies the whole watery landscape appeared to be monochromatic. The large numbers of black swans contributed to the effect.

The variety of bird life is extraordinary- black swans, cormorants perching and diving for fish, pelicans soaring overhead, large groups of sulphur-crested cockatoos perching in the dead branches, rosellas and lorikeets providing a splash of speeding colour, with a soundtrack of kookaburras cackling.

It is a strange combination for one ecosystem. Bamboo and lush grass surround the waterscape, growing amongst the dead wood and fallen tree trunks.

I finally managed to get a half decent picture of a kookaburra, they seldom stay still for long enough.

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