We went to the Fyshwick Wetland to watch the water birds after the lunch time. The place is only 10 minutes drive from where we live. We had been here in almost every seasons to see the bushes changing their colours from green to yellow, then from yellow to bold. It’s pretty much like a natural reserve for many Australian animals, especially for water birds. The longest distance the immigrant birds actually travel from Northern Japan. They fly about 10,000 ks to arrive here on the 20th August every year and stay until February the next year.
We love this place, love its wildness and totally having not even one bit of trace of any man-made things. If you love Sydney’s beaches or those tropical scenery views, you probably won’t become a fan of this kind of typical Australian inland views. I was very shocked for the first time as I was looking forward to see something different. It’s dry, exposal of mother natural’s earth, isolated and wild. What you can see are gum trees with stripped skin, golden Walter’s bright yellow flowers which almost can hurt your eyes, many many holes dug by wild rabbits and lots of different sort of ducks swimming freely in their territory.
If you are lucky enough, you can see black swans flying over the water, showing off their white parts underneath their black wings. We saw that once, it was beautiful, like a stage show that only lasted seconds passing by in front of our eyes.
My husband practised a bit on his new video camera, trying to catch some exquisite moments of those animals’ daily lives. I have to admit that I was very amazed to see those clips on the screen at the end of the day, even though I felt so cold out there in the late of afternoon and worried about getting lost in this piece of wetland.