Looking down into the outlet canal, property of Eraring Power Station. Said to have warm waters and sometimes, weekends, I've seen keen fishermen lined up around this area. The concrete pilons I expect are to slow down the water rush.
Next, the other side of the outlet, as it runs out to the lake. It was over this area I saw many Pipers I think they might've been. Similar to a seagull but with a longer, fine-pointed beak. Winging very swiftly overhead; up in the air current and then diving. I tried to get a snapshot in flight, but no luck. Each time I'd raise my pocket-camera I'd lose sight of the bird in the viewfinder, somewhat hindered with a combination of sunglasses and glare. Maybe I'll go back with my 'big-camera' some day with a goal to sit and wait and hope for a better opportunity of nabbing them.
A Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys. Check out this fact sheet if you wish, and find the MP3 format on the lower right hand side, at Birds in Backyards. A sweet call has the Willie Wagtail, thanks to Fred Van Gessel.
Couldn't resist a little bit of graphic-magic.This stand of native grasses seemed to be just the setting.
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