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Rhodes to SOP.

After checking out the Peewee Family at Meadowbank Bridge, we rode our bicycles to Sydney Olympic Park via Rhodes. On the edge of Homebush Bay we saw an Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae).

We checked out the little thicket of casuarina trees where we had found Yellow Thornbills previously, but no luck.
Cycling around the Badu Wetlands we saw a White-faced Heron (Egreta novaehollandiae).

There was not much action at the bird hide on the northern edge of the wetlands: quite a few Pied Stilts (including some juveniles), and this female Superb Fairy-wren :

At the old ship-breaking ramp, another Australasian Darter, a White-faced Heron and a number of Silver Gulls were using the old barge as a perch or a place to find wood-loving insects:

At Haslam’s Pier, we got a nice “aerial” view of a family of Black Swans (Cygnus atratus):