Bird watching in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Wherever we go when travelling or on holidays I look out for places to visit where I have a good chance of seeing a good range of birds. I therefore look out for national parks, lakes and rivers, parks and gardens and beaches. Botanic Gardens are extra good because that also caters for my wife’s interest which is Australian native plants.
On our recent trip to Sydney we spent a whole afternoon in the Royal Botanic Gardens. These beautiful gardens are an easy walk from the CBD and are used by thousands of people every week. Despite the large numbers of daily visitors, the bird population is abundant and vibrant. The birds are used to large numbers of people using the park so they are relatively easy to approach. This means one is able to take some close up photos of the birds without the need to have an extremely long lens.
These two Little Black Cormorants were resting on a small island in one of the ponds in the gardens. This is just one of about a hundred species of birds that have been recorded in the gardens in the last fifteen years or so.
For more about bird watching in Australia visit my birding blog called Trevor’s Birding.
You can also see more bird photos on the family Photo Gallery.