Monday, 27 June 2016

Camp Check Out

With the weather far from ideal for camping and birdwatching we went and checked out the area to see what birds were most likely to be around during the camp. Lucky for us all these birds were seen again during it. Eight people came on the camp, with the forecast for heavy rain on the Sunday, it is a wonder anyone came. Just as well the rain held off until the Saturday night after we did the long walk through the forest. After a quick pack up Sunday morning while the rain eased off, we then went on a short drive to the Dam to see what birds were around, only to have the rain start pouring down. Not sure who will want to come camping with us next time, as it always seems to rain when we go camping. 
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Eastern Yellow Robin

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Tawny Grassbird

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo


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5 comments:

mick said...

Great photos and I wish I could see all those birds - but NOT if I have to go camping :-)

Cloudia said...

How fun to see your captures!

Margaret Adamson said...

The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo are huge birds and make a lot of noise.

Ollie Scully said...

Interesting grassbird! although the photo is too dark to confirm, it is possible that the bird in question may have been the shyer and darker Little Grassbird (Megalurus Gramineus), but one cannot decide using this photo. Did the bird call at all? if it was like a wren but more harsh it was a Tawny but if it was a two noted whistle, it may have been the Little. I understand, however, that I am making this assumption from a photograph while you were actually in the field. great photos!

Wally Jones said...

What a wonderful series of photographs! These would all be life birds for me. It wouldn't be a camping trip if the weather was good! (At least that's been my experience.)