Flemington Racecourse is usually well-known for the “Race that stops a Nation”, which is held on the primary Tuesday in November yearly. Nonetheless, there’s a quick strolling path across the lake beside the observe that may be accessed always. There are just a few benches so that you can sit on out of the wind and within the sun-if it’s out! The path presents native flowering bushes and shrubs, which are a magnet for birds as does the water.
The header photograph reveals the view wanting again on the location of the Quest Flats and the photograph beneath wanting in the other way late afternoon in winter.
Whenever you stroll across the path there’s one space that has rocks throughout the center of the water and it presents feeding alternatives for the birds.
The preferred geese in the course of the winter months seem like Pacific Black Geese and Chestnut Teal. Each Hoary-headed Grebes and Australasian Grebes are current alongside Australasian Swamphens, Dusky Moorhens and Eurasian Coots.
Pacific Black Geese
Dusky Moorhen feeding within the shallows
There have been two White-faced Herons just lately and so they seem to have been capable of finding adequate meals within the space.
The flowering bushes and bushes are an amazing supply of meals for the nectar eaters. Each New Holland Honeyeaters and White-plumed Honeyeaters have been visiting the world. The birds quickly flit about amongst the flowers making an attempt to evade being photographed! The flowers additionally appeal to Crimson Wattlebirds, Rainbow Lorikeets and Noisy Miners.
New Holland Honeyeater
The massive expanse of grass within the space is appropriate for Welcome Swallows to swoop over and Magpie-larks, Australian Magpies and Willie Wagtails can be noticed. There are European fowl species current like a lot of Melbourne together with Widespread Blackbirds, Home Sparrows, Rock Doves, Noticed Doves and Widespread Starlings.
There are 82 fowl species at present listed for this location and as you may see there seems to be the occasional fowl drop in and get noticed. Different fowl species such because the Little Grassbird and Reed Warbler are doubtless all the time there, however not all the time noticed or heard.
In the event you occur to be in Melbourne and within the space of Flemington it’s price dropping by to see what’s about close to the well-known racecourse.