It's only a few square metres and has some largish trees, the Elms have died or are dying but the others are doing well. There are about 25 Herons nests. We discovered that there were nests in all the reasonably large trees except the Sycamores. It didn't matter if the trees were alive or dead although some of the Elms may well have been alive when the nests were started. The bare ground is the result of thousands of ducks and geese feet trampling any vegetation that dares to put a leaf up out of the soil.
Where to next? Got a cunning plan for later in the day after my National Whale and Dolphin Watch duties at the weekend (see you there?)...still got that new, to me at least, bird behaviour to report on if I can get close enough for a photo.
In the meantime let us know what is ageing in your outback.