Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Coastal Outing

A very busy June long weekend saw us traveling from Beach to Bush in search of birds. (For Saturday, see Cotton Tree Post.)

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Sunday Norman Point Tin Can Bay
9 Pied Oystercatchers along with 17 Eastern Curlew.

Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)

Then to the local Sewage Works, one of our wader counting sites.
Their redevelopment will see the creation of a series of ponds specifically for wader and wetland birds. Many bush bird species may also be found here.

Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)

Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa)

Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)

Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

After finishing at the Sewage Works, Mick joined us for a visit to Seary's Creek where the Melaleucas were in full flower with plenty of Scarlet Honeyeaters and others feeding on these.

Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)

Then onto Bullock Point for a quick look around where this Silvereye was part of a large flock passing through. Also at this site were White-eared Monarch, Varied Triller, Eastern Yellow Robin, and Shining Bronze Cuckoo among others.

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Seary's Creek.

(For Monday, see Mixed Birds Post.) Thanks Mick for sharing the afternoon with us.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lot of bird sightings. I'm impress.

Neil said...

Thanks Madahmas it was a great weekend of birding.

Anonymous said...

Love them all, but that Kingfisher is spectacular. Alright. The Honeycreeper and Silvereye are special too.

Neil said...

Thanks behindthebins.

yen said...

the silvereye is pretty one, was he out and about foraging?

Neil said...

Yes yen he was part of a feeding flock that just happened to be passing through while we were there.