The first photos are from my property at Coles Creek. There were all the usual birds, probably about 60+ species. I got a few photos of some of the different species from the property that I didn't include in my last post. All of these birds were in high numbers on this outing.
|Male Restless Flycatcher|
|Male Red-backed Fairy-wren|
|Male Mistletoebird attaching droppings to a branch|
The water birds here are very numerous. The most common species that were sighted included Buff-banded Rails, Purple Swamphens, Dusky Moorhens, Latham's Snipes, Pacific Black Ducks, White-faced Herons, Intermediate Egrets, Australian Wood Ducks, Hardheads and Grey Teals. All of these were in large numbers on the day I went from my observations. Many other species were also seen. In the bushland that surrounds the ponds a large number of species can also be seen. There would have been over 70 species that I observed or heard calling. The one I was most surprised about was hearing multiple Green Catbirds calling out down near the creek.
The water birds here are not very cooperative to photograph because as soon as you approach, they hide in the reeds or take flight, especially the Latham's Snipes!
|Pacific Black Ducks|
|Male Variegated Fairy-wren|
|Female Australasian Figbird|
|Pacific Black Duck ducklings escaping the big bad photographer|
|Pair of Wandering Whistling-Ducks|
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