Monday, 28 September 2015

Waders Are Back

The Waders have returned; Pacific Golden Plover, Lesser-Sand Plover, Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, and Curlew Sandpiper were all recorded on this count. 
Our resident Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, White-faced Heron, Little Egret, Eastern Osprey, Brahminy Kite, and Gull-billed Tern were also present.
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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

Some of the mixed flock

Just before we left home for the wader count, we heard on the radio that a sink hole had developed at one of the Inskip Point camping grounds. A 4wd, camper trailer, tent and caravan all ended up in the water. Over three hundred people were evacuated from the area.It happened about midnight on the 27/9/15.Everyone was safe and accounted for.
This photo was taken on the 27/9/15

This was taken on the 28/9/15 from the same position
after more sand went overnight.

 The Caravan 28/9/15
 The Caravan 27/9/15
Hard to say if this is the 4wd or the camper trailer. 27/9/15
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Monday, 31 August 2015

Pied Currawong

After a shower of rain the other morning, there were a lot of flying ants around the yard, and the birds were busy picking at them. Because I did not have a decent photo of a Pied Currawong, it was too good of an opportunity to not grab the camera while the birds were busy. The Pied Currawong was anting! At first I was wondering what it was doing, though after watching for a while I could see it was getting the ants and putting them on its feathers, and under its' wings.

 Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Rainbow Lorikeet with Young.

Yesterday we had a family of Rainbow Lorikeets including two young come to our feeder. This is the first time we have seen juvenile Rainbow Lorikeets, they are the ones with the darker beak.
 Typical young are always squawking at mum and dad.

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus

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