It has been swooping the pond....stalking the goldfish, as I have stalked its stalking. I googled birds of Australia and found a wonderful website and forum for finding out what's what on this side of bird world and found out that this big bird is called a Little Pied Cormorant. It was not happy with the camera, but I have lots of pictures of it. And a movie, too. This has been my entertainment for the weekend, and it has been good for me.
The Australian birds website is: Birds in Backyards (Click here to visit that website.) And the forum that is attached to the website can be accessed by clicking here.