Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The birds

(Random walkies)

Back to blue sky today. Nary a cloud as I type. Bit warmish but it is nearly the height of summer. I was going to get up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and go for a dawn walk but when the alarm went off at five I told it fuck off and slept in instead. Eventually got my act together and wandered down to Deadmans Bay.

Correa Bay Reserve Woy Woy Bay Road Woy Woy South

Don't know if they're ducks or geese. Is there an ornithologist in the house?

Correa Bay Reserve is on Woy Woy Bay Road in the suburb of Woy Woy South. Some of the people living on the water prefer to call it Correa Bay. Sounds classier. I like the old name of Deadmans Bay.

The Reserve is a wee park with a boat ramp squeezed between Woy Woy Bay Road and the water, just before the hairpin bend into The Bays. That's the other side of Correa Bay in the background and those houses are on Horsfield Road.

Correa Bay Reserve Woy Woy Bay Road Woy Woy South

This one walked right round me then stamped off gloomily.

Correa Bay Reserve Woy Woy Bay Road Woy Woy South

Is that a fishhead I see before me? They grunted hopefully and eventually got some.

Correa Bay Reserve Woy Woy Bay Road Woy Woy South

Pelicans are the local bird the tourists remember. They go to feeding time at the blue-green fish and chip shop near the wharf and nearly get their hand pecked off.

This lot were sitting sunning themselves on a private jetty a few metres away and came floating in for the food.

Correa Bay Reserve Woy Woy Bay Road Woy Woy South

The last of the diners leaving.


Woy Woy is jumping with tourists at the moment. The pubs and the caravan park are bursting at the seams in the Christmas holidays and the streets are even more full of fisherman than usual.

3 comments:

Dodderyoldfart said...

Dems Geese, Spike.

The red eyed dude is a muscovy duck.

Both are very tasty...

Zag said...

I agree. Deadman's bay is a cool name

Spike said...

Ta, DOF. Will post a roast thigh.

Zag - That and Longnose (Point Frederick) are my favourites.