Unquestionably, only those misguided members of the hoi polloi that indulge in the debatable and slightly balmy habbit of watching warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a bill of sundry shapes and sizes and typically have the ability to fly would have the sentience or selfhood to deliberately and intentionally and without any sense of oprobrium, ignominy or indignity, shamelessly go and visit a water treatment plant... which is an euphemisn for a sewage, poo, and other word associations to stinky to mention in polite company. Poo farms don't feature on the Bucket List of too many aspiring seekers of gratifying experiences to blabber on about. But then again there is too much desire in this world to experience everything which is fabricated for the masses and believe it's real life... anyway I'd rather visit a poo pond than do "Europe in 15 days..." and say with a straight face that I'd "done Europe", having not even talked to a local other than the bus driver who is Kazikastani...
...anyway, anyway... north of Roebourne in the Pilbara is a collection of small hamlets like Cossack, Point Sampson and Wickham. Wickham is a blooming place full of people building an iron ore port and railway and consequently has a growing need of disposing of... stuff.
The "ponds" are relatively compact, and securely fenced off from the public and bird watchers to prevent them from stealing some cr... effluent... and has a sandy vehicle track outside the perimeter fence for viewing with binoculars or spotting scopes providing you are standing on something high like the back of my ute... and it attracts birds, lots of them and a richness to boot! Being beside the estuary of the Harding River, although this part of the estuary only floods when there are very high tides or storm surges; waders and birds of the rivers and mangroves can come and go as they please. It is surrounded by grassland and small trees and shrubs for finches, quail, pigeons and doves and martins and butcherbirds and larks and cuckoos and birds... like all the water treatment plants in the dry areas of Australia, and the Pilbara is no exception, as the surounding countryside dries throughout the winter dry season, birds that need fresh water find effluent ponds good watering holes.
"Know thyself" is a forewarning to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude and is the hallmark of a healthy mind. So, if you're not ashamed to admit you visit the odd poo farm or two, put Wickham on your list... and down the road a short way is the Point Sampson Fish and Chip Shop which is famous in the Pilbara... it a sort of Anstruther Fish Shop only completely different... there are no huge queues at the Point Sampson Fish shop.
Poo ponds are good for surface feeders such as these two Pink-eared Ducks ... with pink ears. Pink-eared Ducks often feed in small groups going round in tight circles in one spot like a haggis. Recently the ponds support 50 or more Pink-eared Ducks, as well as big groups of Hardhead and Grey Teal.