Maroondah Reservoir was recommended to me as a place where there were lots of wild birds, used to being hand-fed.
We called in for a picnic with Nissa, after visiting the nearby Healesville Sanctuary (courtesy of our Zoos Victoria memberships).
Not long after arrival, Vaughan was very happily sitting with a small group of crimson rosellas. He seemed oblivious to the cold but the rest of us were definitely aware of the icy wind - and very appreciative of our hot beverages! We are well-equipped for picnicking and didn't really need to avail ourselves of the free hot water on site but we did, cos it was novel!
It was a pretty spot and definitely warrants further exploration - on a warmer day!