BIRDER

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Coorong National Park South Australia

 
 
 
 
 
A  trip to Goolwa and Coorong National Park is a must do for any birder visiting Adelaide. You will find waders in summer along with waterfowl, Egret, Spoonbill, Terns,  Quail, Whistling Kites, Black-shouldered Kite and heathland birds around the Barrage area and Beacon 19. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm hungry, I think I'll eat myself.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There are some angles you should just NOT photograph a pelican at!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
White-browed Scrubwren
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
While photographing birds I felt like I was being approached. I was surprised to see a feral European Fox had walked up to me! Foxes were introduced to Australia by Europeans and sadly prey on our native wildlife.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This fox approached so close that my camera would not even focus on it!
 
 
 
 

Not the best animal to find in the National Park!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feral Fox like to scavenger near local fishing spots
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fox are introduced pests and scavenge/prey on native wildlife
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

This Fox actually sniffed my hand and camera!
 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

South Australia Birding

 
 
I've only been out birding a  few times in the past month, dodging the hot summer weather!
 
Here are a few pics for you to enjoy taken during those few outings here in South Australia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tau Emerald
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tau Emerald







Tau Emerald







Australasian Pipit






Black Kite






Black Kite






Dusky Woodswallow






Elegant Parrot






Grey Plover




Grey Plover
 




Grey-tailed Tattler
 
 
 
 

Ruddy Turnstone
 
 

Spotted Harrier
 
 
 

Welcome Swallow





 
 

Pacific Black Duck
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotted Crake
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Yellow Spoonbill
 
 
 
 
 

Spotless Crake
 
 
 

Buff-banded Rail
 
 
 

Crested Tern
 
 
 

Crested Tern
 
 
 

White-faced Heron
 
 
 

Yellow Spoonbill
 
 
 

Spotless Crake
 
 
 
Australian Sea-lion
 
 
 

Latham Snipe

Spotless Crake
 
 
 
 

Spotless Crake


 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A new year for birding in South Australia

With the holiday period over and a new year upon us I figured it was time to give some attention to my much neglected blog.




So I will  add a few photos here that I've taken over the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy them and have a happy birding year!








Australian Owlet-Nightjar
 





 
 
 


Glossy Ibis
 
 
 

Golden-headed Cisticola





Little Eagles
 

Whiskered Tern - Immature





Wood Sandpiper
 
 
 
 
 
An immature Whiskered Tern with lunch
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Whiskered Tern




Australasian Grebe with young
 
 
 
 
 

Blue Ringtail Damselfly
 




Blue Ringtail





Red & Blue Damselfly
 
 
 

Slender Ringtail Damselfly
 
 
 
 

Golden-headed Cisticola


Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
 

 
 
 

Yellow-throated Miner
 
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
 
 
Adelaide Rosella
 
 
 

Eastern Rosella
 
 

Eastern Rosella
 
 
 

Swamp Harrier in the rain
 
 
Square-tailed Kite
 
 

Square-tailed Kite