Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kaurna Park Wetland Birding

Today I spent a few hours birding between rain showers at Kaurna Park in Burton, near Salisbury in South Australia. This urban wetland was formerly degraded farm land. The wetlands act as a natural filtration and water treatment system. This area is excellent for birding.

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebirds are in huge numbers as are Purple-crowned Lorikeets.

Purple-crowned Lorikeet

Both New Holland and White-plumed Honeyeaters were also abundant.

White-plumed Honeyeaters

Sacred Ibis, Little Pied Cormorants, White-faced Heron and Purple Swamphen were present. I also had a Spotted Crake but was unable to capture a photo of it.

Australian Magpie enjoys a meal

This park is definately worth a visit but ensure to allow plenty of time to get around it!