Nine of us met at Baensch’s Lane for an enjoyable morning of bird watching on the 19th of May.
We were quite often distracted from our main aim of counting Blue-winged Parrots, and checking for the possibility of OBP’s.
For our 2 sites, Baensches Lane and Hospital Swamp, we had a total of 49 birds, including 10 raptors and it was great to have Craig explain how to note the various differences. It was especially exciting to see a sub-adult Sea Eagle fly over.
Blue-winged parrots, including lots of juveniles, numbered 50 and we had good views of them as they fed in the paddock alongside the saltmarsh, and amongst the saltmarsh.
Below are all the birds identified on this walk: