As I was walking past this spot on the Lilly Pilly Loop track of Wyrrabalong National Park, I noticed a cormorant standing on the branch of the dead tree just off the bank. He was perched there drying his wings.

I thought, “Yep, there are worse places to hang out for a while” so I decided I’d record his view. He’s still there in this video but, unfortunately, he moved to the other side of the branch as I was setting up the 360 camera – ah, the joy of trying to capture nature!

So, instead of watching and waiting for a cormorant’s wings to dry, you can watch the gently lapping waves, listen to the stillness that’s punctuated by a nearby Eastern Whipbird and then wonder at the change as a breeze comes out of nowhere and starts to stir the water and ferns.

Also, if you watch the other Lilly Pilly Loop video in the Nature section, you’ll notice how much less birdsong there is here – it’s only a ten-minute walk from the previous site but the difference is quite amazing.

Location: Tuggerah Lake, Wyrrabalong National Park, Magenta, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

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Nigel Miller

Nigel Miller

Videographer and SitAwhile360 founder