Welcome Swallows performed impressive aerial acrobatics, while the New Holland Honeyeaters sat in the bushes, refusing to acknowledge the swallows' agility. Swamphens strutted on the grass, ignoring me disdainfully. There were fewer ducks than usual - I saw only Pacific Black Ducks and Grey Teals.
A pair of Magpie-larks duetted for me, while Rainbow Lorikeets and Red Wattlebirds added discordant squawks.
What better way to spend thirty minutes so close to town?