We had coffee by the jetty, and as soon as my friend L approached the jetty a lot of ducks and two swans swam close. They are used to being fed by him, so when they see him they know food is coming...
After lunch we all climbed into his round boat for a cruise around the river, lasting about 1 1/2 hours enjoying the scenery, the birds, and the most wonderfully warm Autumn day with a temperature of 26C (78.8F).
|(too) T, L, K, me and Karina (bottom) Karina, W and Jose|
We came across a couple on kayaks with their elderly dog enjoying a ride too. Very cute.
Along the river we saw ducks, Darters, willy wagtails, Ibis, kookaburras...
|Darters (left photo atop a nest), Ibis (bottom right)|
The sun was setting and it was getting cooler by the time we turned around to go back home.
|A pedestrian bridge|
It was close to 6pm when we arrived back at the house, the time when my friend usually feeds the ducks, and we could see they were already waiting by the jetty.
As soon as he started throwing their pellets around it was a frenzy, with ducks, swans and other birds trying to eat as much as they could.
The ducks are used to people, so they just climbed on the jetty, and I counted close to 50 ducks at one stage!!
|Ducks already waiting by the jetty for the evening meal|
|Dozens of ducks feeding on the deck|
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