Monday, 22 August 2011

Patchwork of Birds of Patchwork Cottage

One of the little towns in the Mary Valley is called Imbil, and here we stayed at a B&B called Patchwork Cottage to undertake the next survey of birds in the area. We managed to get 61 species over 2 days.

Patchwork Cottage backs on to Forestry, and the birds seen provided a Patchwork of Colours against the green of the surrounding forest.

Just how many shades of green are in the bird world I would not like to even guess at, with the Green of the Catbird, King Parrot and Emerald Dove as well as the Satin Bowerbird female.

There was the Black and Gold of the Regent Bowerbird male, Pink and Grey of the Galah, Black and White of the White-headed Pigeon.

Brown of the Brown Cuckoo-Dove and Tawny Grassbird.

Black crown, Chestnut throat, White breast and Cinnamon buff underparts of the Eastern Spinebill, and all the colours of the Rainbow Bee-eater.

Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)

Australian King Parrot (Female) (Alisterus scapularis)

Satin Bowerbird (Female) (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

This is not a very good picture, but I have included it to see if any one has noticed any barring on a female Satin Bowerbird before.

Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis)

Yabba Creek

Just a short walk down the road from Patchwork Cottage you come to Yabba Creek.

Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalas) Scrub Wallaby

Some of the locals.


17 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Looks a lovely place Neil.
Beautiful birds.

Gary said...

Super series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

Sweet post Neil. You make your point well, nature's color pallet is beyond imagination!

mick said...

A great selection (or "patchwork"??) of birds - and good to get so many great photos.

Andrew said...

A wonderful series..
Your widldlife is fantastic to see.

fjÀllripan said...

Beautiful place and birds. And I really like the locals :)

eileeninmd said...

What a great place for your birding. I loved the photos, the Parrot is my favorite. Love the wallabies too.

Arija said...

I have a reasonable photo here http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=1785795575454502378&postID=796973825118933645
of the barring on the female satin bower bird.

Great bird count and general wild life.

Pat said...

Patchwork Cottage looks like a great place to stay! What a nice group of birds you found around there! I like the wallabies too.

Sondra said...

What a great spot to see birds eh? Lovely PHOTOS too. You are so right Nature never leaves us disappointed!

Larry said...

What a beautiful spot Neil. Love all the birds and the Wallabies too!

Regina said...

That's quite a bit! Your series of birds are intriguing..the King Parrot has quite a bit of red and the Tawny Grass bird is just a nice capture. Good you included the Wallaby too!
Wishing you a great week-

Stewart M said...

Hi there - looks like a great place to spend some time - birds are good too!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

JM said...

Australian Parrots and Parakeets are awesome! You have such a great variety there.

NatureFootstep said...

I think I fell in love with that Green Catbird. :)

Tammy said...

You have so many beautiful birds there. I'm jealous :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I simply can never get over the beautiful colorful birds from your wonderful country. What a fabulous place to do a bird count.

And somehow you've gotta' know that if a place is called "Patchwork Cottage" it's going to be a good place to staya.