Rambling Rod (aka Rod Morrison)
is a local with an interest in all things local...

Here we look at two of Rod's interests:~
+   Ornithology - bird watching & photography
+   Visiting local landmarks - within walking distance

What is a birdwatcher?

Can anyone be a birdwatcher?

What do I need to be a birdwatcher?

What are some good local birdwatching sites?

What are some birds we might see in Fyansford?

 

And, it's free to register

 
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For those with an interest in "birding at home"

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Updated 10 June, 2020

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Where ornithology and Fyansford come together.....

Bird life around Fyansford

Following a request from Penney Touhy for details of bird life around GenFyansford estate, the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers (as far as Buckley Falls), and on the Moorabool river as far as the Ring Road bridge to the North West from the estate.

In this post, I have included a "few" photos that I have taken over the past 15 months we have lived in the GenFyansford estate. There are also a few other bird types that I missed.

Some of the photos of Male and Female Wrens as well as the finches and a few others were taken from behind the wire fence on Moorabool River side of the playground.

Additional commentary.

I have an old Nikon SLR D5200.

I only have 2 lenses (both) Nikon. A 18 to 250 and 70 to 300 which I used for most of these photos.

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Google Drive Gallery

Gallery One

Anon
Anon

Anon
Anon

Currawong
Currawong

Anon
Anon

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Gallery Two

Eastern rosella
Eastern rosella

Eastern rosella
Eastern rosella

Heron
Heron

Eastern rosella
Eastern rosella

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Kookaburra
Kookaburra

Long necked turtle
Long necked turtle

Swallows
Swallows

Kookaburra
Kookaburra

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Swamp harrier hawk
Swamp harrier hawk

Swamp harrier hawk
Swamp harrier hawk

Yellow thornbill
Yellow thornbill

Swamp harrier hawk
Swamp harrier hawk

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Hey!

What bird is that?

Living in Fyansford by the confluence of the Barwon and Moorabool rivers, adjacent to extensive parklands, flourishing rural properties and busy suburbia, we are, indeed, fortunate to be surrounded by varied habitats. If we do the right thing and look after our environment, birdlife will in time become wondrously abundant.

As a son of an avid bird fancier I was very familiar with dad's prized reference "What Bird Is That?"

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Kookaburra

Magpie

Rod Morrison recently posted on Fyansford Community Noticeboard,

"Fyansford is a great place to live. We have quite a variety of bird life in and around the Moorabool River very close to the playground on Monier Way. Here a 'few' photographs that I have recently taken to share with you. Most likely you will have seen quite a few of these birds about".

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Ivan the Ibis in flight over the Monier

Ivan the Ibis in flight over the Monier Way playground amongst yesterday's smoke haze from the Gippsland bushfires

To check the updated gallery of Rod Morrison's posted photos: Take me there...

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Andrew Breach recently posted on Fyansford Community Noticeboard.

It is great to see more beautiful photographs of our local birdlife.

Keep them coming Andrew. 

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Some of Rod's more recent posts (2020 - 21)

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Rambling Rod

 

i love coming across someone who doesn't do things by halves...

is such a person

Rambling Rod
is a local with an interest in local pursuits...

Exploring the Fyansford locality is one of Rod's interests

Join him as he heads off on yet another jolly jaunt:  

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