|Lots of Pink-eared Ducks|
There were also plenty of waders: mainly Red-necked Stints and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, but there were good numbers of Curlew Sandpipers too, and I don't think I've ever seen so many Greenshanks. I saw just one Marsh Sandpiper and others reported Black-tailed Godwits. We saw several Glossy Ibis and just two Brolgas. There were also several Great Crested Grebes - always hilarious with their spiky hairdos.
Perhaps there weren't quite as many raptors as usual. I didn't see any Black-shouldered Kites, which might be a first, and I saw just one Brown Falcon. There were plenty of Swamp Harriers and Whistling Kites. Others saw a Black Falcon.
We drove the bumpy road to Kirk Point and, for our troubles and discomfort, saw: absolutely nothing.
I was disappointed that we did not see any crakes all day, but it is hard to remain disgruntled when you have seen Glossy Ibis, Great Crested Grebes, Brolgas and thousands of waders. It's certainly hard to beat Werribee in summer. In fact, Werribee at any time is hard to beat.