A trip in March 2012 took us south from Sydney, following the coastline, all the way around to the end of the Great Ocean Road. One of the stopping points was Gypsy Point on the Genoa River, a short distance off the Genoa-Mallacoota Road in East Gippsland, Victoria. Accommodation was the Gipsy Point’s Lakeview Apartments which proved to be an excellent choice. They have a feeding twice a day, which attracts large numbers of Rainbow Lorikeets, King Parrots, Galahs, Red-Browed Finches etc. Much of the surrounding flora has been planted so as to attract a lot of birds, small birds in particular.
Besides birds there is a large resident population of kangaroos as well as other smaller marsupials.
March 2012 was a wet month and we encountered a lot of flooding on the way down the coast. The weather during our stay was also wet so the river was in flood hence no sign of the White-Bellied Sea Eagles which reportedly fish in the river.
The following birds were photographed in immediate area in early March
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla)
King-Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
Red-Browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)
Superb Fairy-Wren (Malurus cyaneus)
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)