Tower Hill On A Dry, Clear And Windless Day

Poem By Francis Duggan

It's links to Aboriginal culture and a place to see wildlife two of it's claims to renown
Tower Hill the volcanic valley two kilometers from Koroit Town
Home to emu, koala, echidna, black wallaby and gray kangaroo
Long billed corella, magpie, little raven and yellow tailed black cockatoo
And often above Tower Hill on a dry, clear and windless day
A pair of Australia's largest birds of prey
A male and female wedge tailed eagles circling in the sky
They scan the ground for prey as they do fly
On Tower Hill lake on all Seasons and all year round
Large numbers and many species of water birds abound
Grey teal and chestnut teal and black duck in plentiful supply
Mountain duck, stilts, spoonbill and i have seen magpie geese there in July
And black swan, coot, grebe, pelican and moorhen
In Tower Hill in flocks of thirty down to nine or ten.

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