Monday, June 8, 2015

Winter birding

After a bit of a birding drought I have finally managed to get out to see some birds.

Last weekend I went out to a woodland in the rain to look for birds and Fungi and was happy to find both before getting drenched! Interestingly at one stage I had 6 species of Honeyeater in one tree! White-naped, Brown-headed, Crescent, Tawny-crowned, Yellow-faced and New Holland.  I was particularly surprised by the Yellow-faced having not seen them in that area before.

Brown-headed Honeyeater

Crescent Honeyeater



I am not an expert on fungi and have done my best to identify these species located in the Adelaide Hills but forgive me if I have made any errors in my id.

Hygrocybe fungi

Leucoagaricus ooliekirrus

Pisolithus arhizus
Horse Dung Fungus

Tricholoma virgatum

White-naped Honeyeater

Today I went to Monarto Conservation Park and enjoyed Shy Heathwren, Southern Scrub-robin and Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters along with New Holland Honeyeater, Crimson Rosella, Golden Whistler and Weebills.

Shy Heathwren




Southern Scrub-robin

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater


An evening of spotlighting resulted in nice views of Southern Boobook

Southern Boobook

Strawberry Moon lasted for about ten minutes before changing back to its usual colour

Golden Whistler