On the ponds were some Australasian shovelers, grey teal and mallards. The teal and shoveler are more tolerant of people here and it was good to get close to them, even in the fading light. The mallards had several ducklings which they fussed over, the same as the world over.
Australasian shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
The highlight of the evening though, was a white-faced heron landing on top of a tall tree. They are nesting nearby and you can see them during the day circling and squawking away. They never look very elegant when they are in trees.
White-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)