Monday, 23 January 2012

Bath Time at Ride on Mary Bush Retreat

On our last visit to Bush Retreat it was Spring, and we recorded 46 species during our stay. This time it was Summer, with the end total down to 34 species. This is a small property of 10 acres with 2 small dams for water, and a gully that flows for only a short time after rain. The weather was very hot and humid, and the birds were not calling very much. The bird bath was very popular though in the early morning.

White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)

White-throated Honeyeater & Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)

Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) & Yellow-faced Honeyeater

Lewin's Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) &
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)

White-throated Treecreeper

Brown Honeyeater

Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)

Bath with a view
If it got much hotter, I was going to try out the bath without fire under it to heat the water.

Open air shower

Bush Retreat

Monday, 16 January 2012

Brooloo Park Birds

A very good couple of days spent birdwatching and recording at Brooloo Park.
Last time we were there in July we had 65 species for the 2 days, and this time we managed to get 75 species over 2 days. Total for the property 92 with one more count to come in spring. Let's hope we can get over the 100 mark then!

Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura)

Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis)

Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Happy New Year

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)

Wishing you all a Safe and Happy 2012