Saturday, August 22, 2009
#216-365 Our Town
Admitting straight off that the final photo is one that has been published before it is only there to give a reference point to this series, also note that the other shots don't have the HDR effect. Redcliffe is located on the Humpybong Creek, which although comprising the freshwater outlet when Redcliffe was chosen as the First Settlement site in 1824 (More Info Here) it is now primarily a storm-water dispersal vehicle, except to the wildlife who still treat it as a viable resource.
The first photo shows a fountain situated adjacent to the now Defunct Redcliffe Council Offices, and the second shows three types of birds disputing fishing rights over the tiddlers that inhabit the overflow from the weir that provides the lake surrounding the fountain. The third photo (In my mind the most interesting) is proof positive that the wildlife flourish in this unexpected haven right in the middle of Our Town, (Making it their Town too!)
Now I don't know what Cormorants (Shags, Snake-birds etc) you have in your neck of the woods, but ours are the common or garden variety for this locale, but when I saw this little guy by the creek I thought he was a Penguin, so I stopped and looked closer, No He is a Cormorant - But He is Obese, I find it hard to believe he can submerge to feed let alone come back to the surface.
He is proof positive that the fishing is good in Humpybong Creek, and the abundance of other fish eating birds, not to mention the multitude of tortoises and Eels that also abide there seems to back up my thoughts. Humpybong Creek is alive and well although at times not giving that appearance.