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Birds of Victoria - #1 - Ballarat
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We left our beloved Phillip Island a week, or so, ago and headed for South Australia to attend our daughter's MBA Graduation Ceremony in Adelaide.
Of course, we couldn't let the opportunity pass without a number of overnight stops to take in the local birdlife along the way.
Our first stop was the Big4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park where we expected a number of resident species within the park itself and the nearby Lake Esmond.
The park is well designed with numerous native trees and shrubs to attract the likes of Musk and Rainbow Lorikeets, New Holland Honeyeaters and the ubiquitous Australian Magpie and Little and Red Wattlebirds.
Australian Ravens were also present within the park.
At the back of the park there is a pathway to Sovereign Hill and if one heads off to the left of that pathway (following the park's boundary fence) you will come across Lake Esmond a few hundred metres away.
There, I found the lake to host Purple Swamphen, Dusky Moorhen, Australasian Grebe, Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coot, Grey Teal, Little Black and Little Pied Cormorants, Black Swan and Great Egret.
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