After a dry winter and spring, the last few weeks have seen the rain return across most of Victoria with some heavy falls and flooding in some districts. All the wrong way around for our farmers, but the wildlife will respond well to the recent drenching.
The humid tropical air that’s arrived has brought numbers of Pacific Swift and White-throated Needletails down south. The cooler mountain and coastal areas of Victoria are at peak activity now with all the regular summer migrants present and breeding. In the drier northern areas of the state most resident birds have already bred, with fledged young noted of many species.
On the touring front I am now winding down for the Christmas and New Year break after 3 months nearly continuously on the road. Each journey has had it’s own highlights some of which I was able to catch on camera and share with you here. It’s been a massive year of birding and next year is looking even bigger. A safe holiday season to you all and see you around in 2019 .