Monday, 27 June 2016

Camp Check Out

With the weather far from ideal for camping and birdwatching we went and checked out the area to see what birds were most likely to be around during the camp. Lucky for us all these birds were seen again during it. Eight people came on the camp, with the forecast for heavy rain on the Sunday, it is a wonder anyone came. Just as well the rain held off until the Saturday night after we did the long walk through the forest. After a quick pack up Sunday morning while the rain eased off, we then went on a short drive to the Dam to see what birds were around, only to have the rain start pouring down. Not sure who will want to come camping with us next time, as it always seems to rain when we go camping. 
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Eastern Yellow Robin

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Tawny Grassbird

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo


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Monday, 13 June 2016

One Big One Small

One large Black-necked Stork 1.1-1.3m  (3.6Ft-4.2 Ft)
with a wing span 1.9-2.2m (6.2 Ft-7.2 Ft)

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
One small Variegated Fairy-wren 13-14cm 
(5.11 inch-5.51 inch)
Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti)(Male)
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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Little Eagle

When we got up the other morning, we were wondering what all the birds were going mad at. After a quick look around, I found this Little Eagle in one of the trees being mobbed by all the Crows, Magpie larks, Noisy Miners, and anything else that could join in.
 Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)



 Torresian Crow (Corvus orru)
There were at least 30 Crows that came from near and far to see if they could chase the Little Eagle away, all to no avail, as the Little Eagle ignored all that came close.
Thanks Ollie, we did some further checking.
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