|Forty-spotted pardalote, Inala, South Bruny (15 April 2014)|
During the tour the focus was not on photography so much as identifying and learning about local birds and animals. The property is called Inala (website: http://www.inalabruny.com.au) and my guide was Dr Tonia Cochran - she knew the local species intimately. At one stage she identified a short chirp as evidence that a Pink robin was close by and wanted to try to call it in. A few "psshh" noises later and the robin duly appeared and checked us out!
|And just what is going on here? Pink robin, Inala|
Apart from a trio of local Wedge-tailed eagles it was the smaller birds that were the feature at Inala - robins in particular. The endemic Dusky robin was pointed out and I came across some very obliging Flame robin. Several Scarlet robin were also seen, often perching on barbed wire fences.
|Flame robin, Inala, Bruny Island, Tasmania|
|Distant view of Dusky robin, a Tasmanian endemic species|
|Partially cleared land, Inala|
|Inala, the gums at left are an example of the favoured by endangered Forty-spotted pardalote|
This was an enjoyable & memorable outing which included views of Tasmanian thornbill and scrubwren, Black-headed, Strong-billed, Yellow-throated and Crescent honeyeaters, Yellow wattlebird and those mentioned above amongst many others. I would certainly commend a visit to others!
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