Tag: dusk

Melbourne: Penguins at the St Kilda pier

One of the best things in Melbourne is that you can see penguins every night just off the pier in St Kilda. If you arrive shortly before the sunset, a huge crowd will be already on the pier. Shortly after dusk, the first birds arrive from their busy day of fishing in the sea. The volunteers around can tell you a lot about the life of the penguins and they also have red flash lights that gives you a good view of the penguins without disturbing them too much. They estimate that currently about 200 birds found their home in

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Possums in Melbourne

A wonderful thing about Melbourne is that the parks are packed with possums! You can see the cute little climbers waking up in the trees shortly after sunset. They are usually quite interested in the observer, hoping you brought some food with you. I doubt that human-food does them any good, but you can tell by the slices of toast bread on the trees, that they definitely don’t reject it. Still, it’s a bad idea, some naughty possums are apparently quite skilled in raiding picnics. Picture gallery

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