Serendip(itous) Sightings of the Avian Kind…
By Steve Waller
Our visit to Serendip was always going to be a dicey affair.
The weather forecast was somewhat dire for birders with expensive electronic gadgetry hanging from their necks. Rain was forecast; lots of it. However, the optimists were cheered by the prospect its timing would be delayed until after lunch. After all, a whole morning’s birding in such a top location could be had and so carpe diem!
After our south-west adventures down the Bellarine in August, our September outing took us north-east to Warrandyte State Park.
It was great to escape the city and take a drive down to the Bellarine for the day. A few light showers on the road quickly cleared to a lovely day and excellent birding for our group of 16.
By Phil Marley
The forecast was not encouraging – overcast and windy, with showers developing. Even so, 25 optimistic birders met up at the Stringybark Picnic Area at the Cranbourne Gardens, hopeful of good things.