La Trobe University is a multi-campus university, established in in 1964 by an Act of Parliament to become the third oldest university in the state of Victoria. Its main campus based in Bundoora, a northern outer suburb of Melbourne Australia. It has extensive grounds with much native vegetation and wildlife within an extensive lake and creek system, making it a very pleasant environment for its students and staff. The public can also access these grounds and at weekends there is Sunday market in the car park.
This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme.
|A black swan (Cygnus atratus) in the main lake
|They are quite tame and will beg for food scraps!
|A Noisy Miner bird (Manorina melanocephala). It belongs to the honeyeater family.
As the common name suggests, the Noisy Miner is a vocal species with a large range of songs, calls, scoldings and alarms, and almost constant vocalizations particularly from young birds.
|And of course the omnipresent ducks!
|They are shyer and are scared off easily...