Despite a record breaking cold start to the week, today, Wednesday, dawned warm [10*C] and windless. Eight HBWers gathered at the Morass and walked for an hour or more from the "front gate" before a cuppa when Gary Howard arrived and gave us great information about Field and Game and the efforts they have made and plan for the rehabilitation of the old farms they have been able to acquire.
The day was beautiful walking through very old red gums and wattles and even a tree that botanists have been unable to identify. After morning tea, we drove further in and walked again on the banks of the Latrobe River. Val's White-bellied Sea-eagles appeared right on cue. We also saw Whistling and Black-shouldered Kites, Swamp Harriers, Wedge-tailed Eagles and even a Peregrine Falcon flew past [twice]. Forty-three species all in. It was an excellent day. Thank you to Val.
Here are photos of the very amenable WBSE.
White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster