Gordon stopped at a raised hide half way along (more later). On the way down we stopped to observe at least 4 Booted Eagles around the line of eucalyptus trees. Barrie also saw a Southern Grey Shrike. At the platform we saw Little Grebe and Common Pochard on the smaller lake. The larger lake had more of the above plus Shoveler, Teal, Cormorant and Great Crested Grebe. Also seen were Tufted Duck, Black-winged Stilt and Shelduck.
We then walked towards the hide in the centre of the reserve. It is surrounded by about 50 metres of reeds, then water. I missed the Little Bittern seen by Barrie. At the hide we had good views of Marsh Harrier and distant views of the now perched Osprey. I spotted a flight of about 12 Black-tailed Godwits. A large shadow then passed over the hide....a Great White Egret.