I have wanted to see one of these incredibly beautiful (and VERY rare in Victoria) birds for many years, so to catch up with one in our home state was truly fantastic. It is the world's only fully nocturnal Accipitriformes or Falconiformes raptor.

A comparison of a smaller Asian Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica affinis) with Australian Gull-billed Terns (Gelochelidon nilotica macrotarsa). It was very kind of the aussie tern to give a direct overlay comparison of the two birds ;)

A beautifully marked up juvenile Caspian Tern with an adult, and some Australian Gull-billed Terns in the background.

I have been trying to see one of these beautifully marked birds for some time. With the kind assistance of a local birder, Bernie - we managed to find this very vocal bird quite quickly. Handholding a 500mm lens and focusing on a shadowy bird is not the easiest task!

Barking Owls are very rare in Victoria, it is estimated that there are only 50 pairs left. I have wanted to see one of these beautiful birds for quite some time so to be able to watch TWO in broad daylight was a treat that will stay with me for a long time. Unfortunately I did not catch much activity or their calls in this footage as they really do sound like hoarse, woofing dogs and the call is quite comical, as well as very endearing!

A gorgeous female Eastern Osprey on the Werribee River in Victoria.

The Tasmanian Native-hen is entirely confined to Tasmania, but unlike other Tasmanian endemic species, it does not occur on the main islands in Bass Strait (King and Flinders Islands). Although the islands support plenty of suitable open habitats, such as farmland, grasslands and lush wetlands, being flightless, native-hens have never been able to colonise these islands from the Tasmanian mainland. In fact, King and Flinders Islands are entirely free of native-hens, as the Black-tailed Native-hen, which is widespread on the Australian mainland, has never been recorded there either!

A timelapse on the banks of Kororoit Creek in Clarke Road Stream Side Reserve, Caroline Springs.

Watch as this Mud Dauber Wasp skilfully builds a nest and stashes five paralysed spiders inside. The wasps lay an egg inside each nest, which hatches into larvae and feeds on the spiders before pupating and emerging as an adult wasp.

A short bit of footage from the Sunday 20 March 2016 pelagic to the continental shelf off Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia.

Shot in the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee and looking out to the You Yangs.

Looking north and scanning past the bird hide at the mouth of Little River.