Birding in the Bendigo area is hard work – many hours and few species in each different habitat. We also found the same in the Melbourne Parks. Travel afield to select Nature Reserves usually yields a few more species. To see 40 species in a morning’s birding is pretty good.
Of course there are some hot spots like Werribee (where you need a permit to enter or find someone with access). This is the main water treatment area for Melbourne some 4o kms south west of the city and on the coast. Here it is possible to see a hundred species in a day.
Some more photos from both Bendigo and Melbourne follow. Only 5 more days and we will be in Darwin where birding will be full on with no family commitments.