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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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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