Spotted this big bird during my visit to my sister in Warrnambool.

An Egret?

I’m not sure about this one. I think it is an egret but it could be a heron. Apparently they are very similar.

Terricks Trip

These were seen on my recent trip to the Terrick Terrick National Park, about 10 km away as the crow flies. (30 if you go by road).

This is a prickly pear (Opuntima, I think). It a very invasive plant and illegal to cultivate. The ‘pears’ are apparently edible. There were a few plants growing wild.

My husband spotted this bird. I don’t know what it is. Any ideas?