Saturday, 17 March 2012

Birds of Patchwork Cottage

Last time we went to Patchwork Cottage it was Winter, with 61 species recorded. This time it was Summer, and we managed to record 61 species again with 17 new species to add to the list, giving a combined total of 79 species over the two seasons, including one earlier record. Spring is yet to come!
Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti) (M)

Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) (F)

While I was trying to track down a Wonga Pigeon I heard a Wompoo calling, and after a little while managed to find him. As we walked back along the road, a Wonga flew up and into the trees before I could take a photo. Maybe I will have better luck next time.

Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)

Buckinghamia celsissima

Common Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
As the name implies, this plant is sensitive to touch and closes its leaves when disturbed. Is is an exotic species introduced from Central & South America.