After a long cool and wet spring, summer is definitely here in Victoria. Rare waders are popping up, the first White-throated Needletails have been sighted, and there are young birds of most species everywhere after such a good breeding season.

Most wetlands in the state were replenished with the winter rains, and although waterbirds are fairly dispersed, there are plenty to be seen, and it is likely to get better as the waterways further inland dry up. Little Button-quail arrived in good numbers mostly in the north of the state, and have been breeding, as have Plumed Whistling Ducks. It's great to see our resident bird numbers on the rise