a few days in Marlo, East Gippsland

We came to Marlo for a quick break.  No plans, just relaxing.  This place is so amazing that in four days, four easy walks, while having a rest and not even trying, we’ve already seen:

Emus (including one baby)

Black Swan

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Freckled Ducks – the two dark grey ducks with a dished bill and slight crest in the middle facing left – and Pink-eared Ducks – the zebra-striped ducks with a dark eye patch. There are also some teal in the shot and a coot I think.

Freckled Duck

Blue-billed Duck

Australian Shoveler

White-eyed Duck (Hardhead)

Pink-eared Duck

Australian Wood Duck

Pacific Black Duck

Chestnut Teal

Grey Teal

Australian Shelduck

Musk Duck

Australian Pelican

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Australian Pelican in flight at Marlo jetty

Little Egret

Great Egret

Cattle Egret

White-faced Heron

Collared Sparrowhawk

Black-shouldered Kite

Swamp Harrier

White-bellied Sea-eagle

Australian White Ibis

Straw-necked Ibis

Royal Spoonbill

Great Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

Pied Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

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Pelicans, Great Cormorants, Crested Terns, Silver Gulls and a single Royal Spoonbill on a sandbar at the Snowy River mouth

Hoary-headed Grebe

Australasian Darter

Australian Gannet

Eurasian Coot

Purple Swamphen

Masked Lapwing

Black-fronted Dotterel

Red-capped Plover

Eurasian Curlew

Australian Pied Oystercatcher

Silver Gull

Pacific Gull

Caspian Tern

Crested Tern

Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo

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a Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo chewing into a tree for grubs.

Galah

Australian King-Parrot

Eastern Rosella

Crimson Rosella

Rainbow Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet

Wonga Pigeon

Crested Pigeon

Laughing Kookaburra

Australian Hobby

White-throated Treecreeper

Superb Lyrebird

Satin Bowerbird

Southern Emu-wren

Superb Fairy-wren

Striated Thornbill

Brown Thornbill

White-browed Scrubwren

Brown Gerygone

Spotted Pardalote

New Holland Honeyeater

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

White-eared Honeyeater

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a loving pair of Rainbow Lorikeets

Red Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird

Lewin’s Honeyeater

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Whipbird

Golden Whistler

Crested Shrike-tit

Grey Shrike-thrush

Grey Butcherbird

Australian Magpie

Pied Currawong

Willie Wagtail

Grey Fantail

Australian Raven

Magpie-lark (Mudlark)

Eastern Yellow Robin

Silvereye

Welcome Swallow

Bassian Thrush

Red-browed Finch

 

Not only that, the weather has been so lovely here – better than Melbourne!  Sunny days every day!

 

Thanks to Glenn Herbert from Snowy River Homestead B&B, and Len Axen from BirdLife East Gippsland for advice, suggestions and your time showing us around!  Thanks too, to Tanya and Chris at Tabbara Lodge for a lovely relaxing stay.

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