The lake is an excellent location for bird watching with more than 100 different species having been spotted in the area. Wading birds such as the Australian white ibis, yellow-billed spoonbill and the white-faced heron can be found here.
Blue-billed and musk ducks, black swans, hoary-headed grebes, Australian pelicans and Eurasian coots can regularly be seen on the lake’s surface, while spotless crakes, masked lapwings, dusky moorhens, purple swamphens and buff-banded rails can be found in the grasses.
Thank you to Brad Donaldson for your stunning photo of the sun setting over Lake Seppings
Lake Seppings in the Albany Region
Lake Seppings is a freshwater lake located within the Albany Region. The lake is nearly completely surrounded by a 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) compacted gravel footpath and wooden walkways. A wooden bird watching platform has been built along the western side of the lake. A car park for access to the path is located along Golf Links Road.
The lake is situated in the Lake Seppings nature reserve that has a total area of 17.1 hectares
Lake Seppings is regarded as an excellent place for bird watching, particularly for water-birds. Over one hundred different species of birds have been recorded here. Wading species are often seen along the margins of the lake such as the Australian White Ibis, Yellow-billed Spoonbill and the White-faced Heron. Several species such as the Blue-billed Duck, musk duck, black swan, Hoary-headed Grebe, Australian pelican and Eurasian coot can be seen regularly on the surface of the lake. Birds that can be spotted amongst the lake vegetation include Spotless Crake, Masked Lapwing, Dusky Moorhen, Purple Swamphen and Buff-banded Rail
Lake Seppings has a rich variety of vegetation and is surrounded by a mixture of bullrushes, and reeds. The trees are a mixture of Myrtaceae: Western Australian Peppermint trees, Spearwoods, Paperbarks, Native Willows and Wattles. Banksias are also found around the lake.
The local indigenous Australians are the Noongar People whose name for the lake is Tjuirtgellong which means “The place of the long-necked tortoise”.