Riverside Evening Walks

Now we’re into the later part of January we’re having the summer we had to had – hot days with temperatures hovering in the late thirties. The Avon River is now rapidly drying out with the only water left in a series of deep pools. These pools become oasis’s for a lot of wildlife from damsel and dragon flies, turtles, water fowl and even the occasional fox. If you don’t like getting up at stupid o’clock in the morning then the best time to see all the activity is in the evening. Sometimes the temperatures don’t drop before the sun goes down and then you’re hard pushed to see any animal activity. Thankfully we’ve had some quite cool nights over the last couple of weeks and so the opportunity to photograph down at Monger’s Crossing presented itself.

 

Wayan by Paul Amyes on 500px.com

Wayan, aka White-faced Heron (Ardea novaehollandiae). Monger’s Crossing, York, Western Australia.

 

Nidoolyorong by Paul Amyes on 500px.com

Nidoolyorong or Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops). Monger’s Crossing, York, Western Australia.

 

Koordjokit by Paul Amyes on 500px.com

Koordjokit aka Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris). Monger’s Crossing, Western Australia.

 

Someone To Watch Over Me by Paul Amyes on 500px.com

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) ducklings swiming under the watchful eye of their mother. Monger’s Crossing, York, Western Australia.

 

Ngowonan by Paul Amyes on 500px.com

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) duckling. Avon River, York, Western Australia.