Monday, June 19, 2017

South Australia birding - Mallee and Coast

South Australia has a variety of great habitats. My favourites are arid areas of saltbush and bluebush with Mallee, like Monarto Conservation Park and further north around Brookfield Conservation Park and Gluepot. I also love coastal areas, like the Coorong as well as north, around Port Wakefield.

I've only been out a few times recently but have seen some nice birds and will add a few photos for you to enjoy.

Curlew Sandpiper in breeding plumage

Double-banded Plovers

The angelic Fairy Tern

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Australian Hobby hunting

Diamond Firetail - jewel of the Mallee

White-wing Chough have a gorgeous red eye


Tree Martin
The elusive Painted Button-quail

This mornings Mallee sunrise


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