Of course I don’t shoot birds with guns. In my opinion ‘sporting shooter’ is an oxymoron. It may not be easy to pick a flying duck out of the sky, but it only becomes sporting if the duck is also armed with a double-barrelled shotgun and taking aim at the guy hiding in the reeds by the water’s edge.
A fine, cool public holiday was an excellent day for a bike ride, on one of my regular routes out to Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The bike path leads around the wetlands, with a birdwatching hut.