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Pezzimenti Place Reserve

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 21st 2019
If you can pronounce the name, you will like what you see


This small reserve is at the end of Pezzimenti Place, a no through road, off Brushy Park Road, Wonga Park.

sign
The sign on playground equipment.

Its main feature is a small lake surrounded by reeds. My first visit revealed a solitary duck swimming around.

Lake
The reed surrounded lake.


duck
Home alone.

My second visit was almost an avian extravaganza. The duck was still there accompanied by three cormorants, two water hens and a solitary egret.

Initially, the cormorants were at water's edge looking in unison across the lake and upon my slow approach, they took to wing to the other side of the lake where they landed next to a beautiful white egret.

Cormorants
Looking across the lake.

They posed for a few photos before taking wing again heading skyways and circled, gaining height before departing the area.

Egret and cormorants.
The lone egret and three cormorants.


Cormorant flying
One of the cormorants heading skywards like a homesick angel.

Along one side of the reserve is the Brushy Creek, which bubbles along on its way to join the Yarra River.

Bubbling brook
Brushy Creek bubbles along.

A small playground is provided, whose main customers would be the local children, although visitors would be welcome.

Playground
Part of the small play ground.


Playground
An unusual feature, the chain climb.


Playground
Climbing the web.

There are no facilities at this small reserve, only the chance to see some waterbirds in their element.

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Where: Pezzimenti Place Reserve, Wonga Park. Melways: Map 37. B.5
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