Friday, January 27, 2012

Other Wee Jasper regulars

Yellow-faced honeyeater was the season's prominent small honeyeater (noisy friarbird representing the larger group) ...

Also enjoyed views of spotted pardalote, treecreepers in their classic poses and rufous whistler. As well as the aforementioned gang-gangs and YTBs there were other parrot companions in king parrot, sulfur crested cockatoo and crimson rosella (not pictured). 

Spotted pardalote

Brown tree-creeper

White-throated tree-crepper

Rufous whistler

Australian King-parrot

Sulfur crested cockatoo

The ubiquitous Superb fairy-wren (female)

This Australian raven was feasting on something
curled up in a leaf.

Willie wagtail

Our lame, constant companion
Practically all birding time was within walking distance of Swinging Bridge Reserve. A drive downstream to Burrinjuck Dam expanded the list (red-rumped parrot, white-bellied sea eagle, white plumed honeyeater, brown tree-creeper, white-faced heron, Australian hobby to name a few).

Surprisingly dipped on nankeen kestrel and white-winged chough (others in the family group saw both!)

The list after 6 days went something like this:

  1. Australian Wood Duck
  2. Pacific Black Duck
  3. Australasian Grebe
  4. Australasian Darter
  5. White-faced Heron
  6. White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  7. Wedge-tailed Eagle
  8. Australian Hobby
  9. Masked Lapwing
  10. Crested Pigeon
  11. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  12. Gang-gang Cockatoo
  13. Galah
  14. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  15. Crimson Rosella
  16. Eastern Rosella
  17. Red-rumped Parrot
  18. Australian King-Parrot
  19. Laughing Kookaburra
  20. Sacred Kingfisher
  21. Rainbow Bee-eater
  22. Satin Bowerbird
  23. White-throated Treecreeper
  24. Brown Treecreeper
  25. Superb Fairy-wren
  26. Eastern Spinebill
  27. Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  28. White-plumed Honeyeater
  29. New Holland Honeyeater
  30. Spotted Pardalote
  31. White-browed Scrubwren
  32. Yellow-rumped Thornbill
  33. Dusky Woodswallow
  34. Grey Butcherbird
  35. Australian Magpie
  36. Pied Currawong
  37. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  38. Rufous Whistler
  39. Grey Shrike-thrush
  40. Willie Wagtail
  41. Grey Fantail
  42. Magpie-lark
  43. Australian Raven
  44. Eastern Yellow Robin
  45. Welcome Swallow
  46. Common Blackbird
  47. Common Starling
  48. Mistletoebird
  49. European Goldfinch
  50. House Sparrow
  51. Red-browed Finch

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