I finally managed to arrange a day filming at the Western Treatment Plant – which is about two hours drive south of my home in Central Victoria.
It’s certainly a great location to see many species of birds however, I was keen to capture some footage of Swamp Harriers and White Bellied Sea Eagles.
Unfortunately, the footage of the Swamp Harriers was a bit too distant, but I did manage to capture some footage of the sea eagles doing some aerial manoeuvres, and also a half hearted attempt at them hunting the huge flocks of Pink Eared Ducks in the area.
An Osprey also appeared on the scene for a short while and I was quite surprised at its interest in the ducks.
It would have been nice to get closer to these birds as the footage is a bit distant however, it will give would be visitors to the treatment plant an idea of the scenes they could expect to see.
It’s a great place to see a great variety of birds.
You can watch the short video within the Video Footage Page link at the top of this page.