Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Mary Glen Cont.

More birds from the last survey at Mary Glen.

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 Australasian Pipit (Anthus australis)

 Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus)

 Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)

Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) 

 White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)(Juvenile)

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Monday, 13 May 2013

Australian Pelican

  Australian Pelican 
(Pelecanus conspicillatus)
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Coming in for a landing.

I Know what you are thinking, I have a big mouth.
I know there is food here somewhere

Maybe not
Might be worth another look.

 I'm sure I saw something.

 I think I've got it. 

 Down the hatch.

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Mary Glen

During our last stay at Mary Glen we spent some time down at the waterhole watching a variety of birds, including this Darter. It is hard to gauge its' size if only seen in the water, but when sitting on a stump or in a tree, you can get a better idea; 85-90cm with a wingspan of 1.2m. We also saw a number of Australasian Grebe and Hardhead. 

Australasian Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)(Male)

The Australasian Darter is sometimes called Snake Bird because of the way it holds it long neck while roosting & feeding.

 Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)

Hardhead (Aythya australis)(Male) 

Kandanga Creek

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