Wednesday 8 February 2012


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...


  1. Superb watery captures for the day, Nick! I do love the black swans! How beautiful they are!! All of your feathered captures are delightful!


  2. Looks like a lovely place to stroll. I don't know as I've ever seen a black swan..

  3. Beautiful lake and lovely shots of the swans and ducks. I especially love the black swans. Thanks for sharing your Watery Wednesday, have a great day!

  4. Gorgeous campus...lucky students. I love black swans.

  5. What a lovely spot and the bird series is fantastic!

  6. My favorite of you photos this week is the last one with everyone in liftoff! That photo is almost an abstract. How fortunate you are to have such a lovely place to get outside and enjoy the scenery--and good for the university to provide it.

  7. Beautiful series of images from the gardens at La Trobe Nick, I'm a huge fan of the bird shots.


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