Sunday, 21 June 2015

Glastonbury Creek Take Two

No luck on having the Rufous Fantail showing itself on this visit, but did manage the Fairy Gerygone which I did not  get a photo of while on the camp. 

Fairy Gerygone (Male)(Gerygone palpebrosa)

For some reason this sign is at all the grids on the road into the Glastonbury Creek Camping Area.
 Some of the scenery heading to the camping area.

Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris)
Little Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
While the Large-billed Scrubwren looks to be gathering nesting material, the Little Shrike-thrush looks to be in a bit of a tangle, and the Rose Robin looks cute standing there.

Rose  Robin (Female)(Petroica rosea)










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Monday, 15 June 2015

King Parrot & Royal Spoonbill.

This immature male King Parrot came to our feeder the other morning for a quick feed. It is always good to see that they are still around.
Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

Just down the road from our place is a park with a pond and sometimes you can be lucky to see Spoonbills there, as I was the other day. 
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

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Monday, 8 June 2015

Glastonbury Creek Cont.

It is always amazing to see all the trees that survive amongst  the rocks and how healthy the grass trees are.
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)
Some of the rocks and Grass Trees.

Cicada shell and fungi
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

No camp site would be complete without at least one Kookaburra checking you out.  
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
In search of a decent photo of a Rufous Fantail, the first two  were taken when we checked out the camp ground before the actual camp, so we knew where the fantail was. All I had to do was sit back and wait for the bird to show itself long enough for some photos, or so I thought!

 
While waiting some people came along to ask us if we knew how to get down to the creek, so we told them where the access was. At this stage I had my back to the trees showing them which way to go, when you guessed it, the fantail sat on an outside branch in full view. So back to waiting! The fantail showed itself by sitting on the wire, and then going down to the ground and back again. At this point the battery in the camera decided to go flat, so the photos are not as clear as I would have liked. Looks like we will have to go back and try again. I did have spare batteries, next time I will put in a new one while I wait.

White-eared Monarch (Monarcha leucotis)
This White-eared Monarch was in a feeding flock that was moving through the trees along the creek, there was also a Fairy Gerygone which was a new bird for us. 45 species all up for the camp. For a full list go to my pages.
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