Some photos from an early morning paddle on Wyaralong Dam this morning. A kayak makes a great platform for watching water birds and allows you to get much closer than you would be able to on land.

A Whistling Kite watches me intently

A Whistling Kite watches me intently

Pelican enjoying the early morning stillness

Pelican enjoying the early morning stillness

A Great Egret taking flight

A Great Egret taking flight

A Great Egret plunges in to catch a fish

A Great Egret plunges in to catch a fish

A Darter soaks up the morning light

A Darter soaks up the morning light

A female Darter guards her nest

A female Darter guards her nest

Azure Kingfisher

Azure Kingfisher

 

These were all shot on a Canon 7D Mk11 with a 70-200 2.8 and 2x Extender. Taken on the water from my kayak – mostly handheld but also using a monopod at times.

Wyaralong dam is a great place for watching bird life – especially in the western reaches of the dam. For more info about where to go just comment below or send me an email.

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