On a recent Australia Day outing, I had a chance to give the Fuji 55-200 a bit of a workout with the various sea birds along the beach.
Hooded Plovers which often result in sand dunes along our coast being off limits due to their ground level nesting.
Pacific Gull - these are big, and whilst I have cropped this a bit, the wingtips just dip out of the frame - the following frame with the wings in the upper position had the tips just out of the top too!
Silver Gulls these are the most common along our coast and seemed to have found something interesting in the top of the bush as they were frequently gliding in, landing and then taking off again.
Silver Gulls x2
Over the holiday period we had a few days away. We stayed at Port Albert, a small village which was once one of the colony of Victoria's busiest ports!
First stop on the way down was at Agnes Falls
Looked quite nice, but access was only to the top of the falls.
Another trip was to 90 Mile Beach.
90 Mile Beach
This extends from just east of Port Albert all the way to Lakes Entrance - ironically, the opening of the channel at Lakes Entrance was one of the factors in the demise of Port Albert.
On our return trip, we spent a day at Wilson's Promontory.
Picnic Beach - Wilsons Promontory
We walked along a series of such beaches - I could have kept going even further, but didn't have enough gear with me.