Reversing the lens: a waterbird’s perspective at Walker Swamp

The recent spring rains across parts of south-eastern Australia have meant significant flows in waterways and the filling of wetlands; some seeming to appear before our eyes. Lachie has provided a great summary of the hydrological impacts across NGT’s wetland restoration reserves in another post here.

These rainfall events have also meant that wetlands such as Walker Swamp will now persist through the entire summer ahead, as an important refuge for many wetland fauna, including waterbirds. So here is a slightly different perspective (how we think it may appear to a passing waterbird) at the bird observation tower.

Looks quite nice actually …!

A view across Walker Swamp to the Bird Observation Tower. Photo: Lachlan Farrington.
Lauren Kivisalu