Day two in Melbourne - November 13th, 2012

Because of my spotty internet in my second hotel, I'll offer only the basic details of today's activities. I only had a few hours to kill between hotels so I visited the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens again to see if there was anything new to see and because it was such a great place to spend time in yesterday.

Australian Wood Ducks:




Australian White-Eyed Duck (also known as Hardhead):



Eurasian Coot:


Fantail:


Purple Swamphen with babies! Feeding time:



Little ones walking around the water plants, moving toward an adult:


Ridiculously big feet:





Begging baby:


The baby flapped its tiny winglets:



Nankeen (Rufous) Night-Heron:




It got harassed by an Australian Sulphur-crested Cockatoo:






Superb Fairy-wren (a magical bird):


Lone bird singing in the trees:


A Magpie having a brief rest:


Its neighbor hunting:


Cockatoo in a tree:


Australian Ravens having a sun bath:


Black swan and family:














Spotted Turtle Dove:


In my new hotel (an airport hotel with a view of the Melbourne skyline):




Bye bye, Melbourne. I'll be meeting with my birding tour tomorrow morning at 5:30AM. We'll be off to Hobart, Tasmania on an early flight. I'm not sure how my internet access will be from now on but I hope to post pretty regularly before I leave the country.