A Day at Serendip Sanctuary

Mum and Bub Brolgas

Last Saturday the awesome foursome (as Kathryn has come to call us) went on a little photo shooting trip. David, Kathryn, Sue and I went to Serendip Sanctuary at Lara in Victoria. Sue had bought her camera just the week before, a Sony Alpha A350 with dual lens kit.

We try and get out every now and then but it has been a little bit of time since our last outing and Kathryn found the perfect place, right in our own backyard (as they say).

Serendip Sacntuary is about a 20 minute drive from home near Lara on the way to Geelong, in the shadow of the You Yangs Regional Park. It’s an expansive park with wetlands, grasslands and a couple of averies with native birds. And the best bit is entry is free.

We were lucky to see that there was a baby brolga at the sanctuary, and as you can see from the photo above they are so cute. I started to call the little guy “fluff on a stick”.

Kathryn not only drove us there, she also provided lunch an awesome picnic of chicken Caesar salad, ham, baked chicken and Russian potato salad. It was all delicious and followed up with a cheese platter and banana bread that David made.

The photos here are just the ones I took. David and the ladies took many great photos of their own and when they have posted them online I’ll make a point of updating this post.

Little Blue Bird

Bird at Serendip Sanctuary

Father Brolga

Bird at Serendip Sanctuary

Tawny Frogmouth Owl

I know the video is a little lame, I promise to make a better one next time I’m there.

You can see more of the photos on my Flickr photostream. Find out more about Serendip Sanctuary on the Parks Victoria site.


  1. Beautiful photos. Love the brolgas and the owl. What a great place. I have emailed Rachel (who lives in Lara) to tell her about it. I think Lilly would love it. And the video is not lame at all.

  2. amazing pics jaime, lilly is right into birds and pretty much everything that crawls!! she will have a great time. keep up the great photography! me fav pic is one you took of miss lil!

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