Things are moving the right direction here at last, with far fewer restrictions in place, and travel beyond our local neighbourhood possible at last. That being said, I did stay local this weekend - I'll let my poor old brain readjust to the new normal for a while yet I think.
I went to a local wetland area called Bolin Bolin Billabong, which is one of the few wetlands in the Melbourne area where the geomorphology has not been changed since European settlement. It not a wilderness by any stretch of the imagination - with invasive weeds and fish present - but it was an interesting place to explore.
In general the wetlands were not busy from a bird point of view - I probably saw more carp in the billabong than birds - but I did get some excellent views of Red-rumped Parrots (Psephotus haematonotus) on some of the sports fields that are in the area. This is common parrot in my area, and sports fields are often the best places to find them - especially the 'weedy' edges where grass runs to seed and some flowers can be found.
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