This is the time of year when we usually have the Great Crested Grebe displaying and nesting at Walka Water Works.
It also happens to be the time when we find Australian Little Grebes about.
With this in mind, I set out to see if I could locate some displaying and nesting - to hopefully get some good images.
My first stop was Walka Water Works which is usually a hot spot for Great Crested Grebes who put on some remarkable displays.
Sometimes they will face each other with crests wide open, at other times they will stand up right out of the water, face each other and present a weed to the other bird. It can be a remarkable sight to see.
But I must admit that this year, after the rain - finally, thank heavens - it was disappointing. I only managed to find one pair, although they were displaying.
It took a great deal of patience to get the shots. I managed to slowly work my way within range and to the spot I wanted, but to experience the whole cycle of these birds displaying, you need to watch for along period.
They build a floating nest of reeds and both birds take part in its construction.
I have seen them change over while sitting on the eggs. When the chicks hatch photographers can be richly rewarded as it is a great time to get pictures of the birds with chicks on their backs.
After a few days the parent will occasionally unload them into the water where they can have a swim before climbing back on board their parent's back. Soon after their heads will pop through the feathers - this is when the other parent will bring food.
When the female still has one or two unhatched eggs, the male will bring food to the hatched chicks.
My other bird of interest is the Little Australian Grebe. I spotted one still nesting and noted how it quickly drove off two ducks who came too close.
The Little Australian Grebe doesn't display like the Great Crested, but is similar in other habits - the floating nest, carrying chicks on their backs, both building the nest and swapping over while sitting on the eggs for example.