Bit of a picture overload today to make up for being so lazy yesterday :) On Wednesday we walked around Herdsman Lake, a three square km parkland of open waters 7km NW of Perth city. The park, made up of dense wetland rushes, paperbark and flooded gum woodlands is home to over 100 species of birds, some who migrate from far distant shores. If you've seen a paperbark tree you will agree that it is a most peculiar sight with it's multiple layered peeling bark, but to see a forest of paperbarks is something else.. will show you what I mean tomorrow, the boardwalk takes you right out through the swamp..
Perfect place for nesting..
... and then there was the local out for a stroll in the warm morning sunlight.. walking a little ahead of us on the path Izzy Ibis who kept looking back to see if we were still there :) eventually the pressure was too much and she took off over the lake! Come back into the woods tomorrow, it's an eerie but oddly beautiful sight. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..