This month we had a wonderful time at Rhonda Bunbury’s property and identified 43 species of birds.

Grey Fantail

Rhonda was delighted that we found a bird she had not seen there before, a very handsome Sacred Kingfisher.

Sacred Kingfisher

A few days later I saw two at Moggs Creek.

White-naped Honeyeater

We enjoyed walking though a range of habitats, and hearing the glorious songs of a number of Cuckoo species, Rufous Whistlers, Grey Shrike-thrush and English Sklylark.

Unknown nest

Blue-winged parrots and Striated Pardalotes were in abundance and we saw several raptors, as well as two species gathering nest material.

Grey Fantail gathering nest material

White-naped Honeyeater gathering nest material

Lunchtime in her most attractive garden was a perfect finish, with various birds entertaining us as they frolicked in her birdbath.

Rhonda's garden

Lunch in gorgeous garden

Below are all the birds identified on this day:

1. Little Pied Cormorant

2. White-necked Heron

3. White-faced Heron

4. Whistling Kite

5. Swamp Harrier

6. Wedge-tailed Eagle

7. Nankeen Kestrel

8. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

9. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

10. Crimson Rosella

11. Eastern Rosella

12. Blue-winged parrot

13. Horsefield’s Bronze-Cuckoo

14. Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

15. Laughing Kookaburra

16. Sacred Kingfisher

17. Superb Fairy-wren

18. Brown Thornbill

19. Spotted Pardalote

20. Striated pardalote

21. Yellow-faced Honeyeater

22. White-eared Honeyeater

23. White-plumed Honeyeater

24. Red Wattlebird

25. New Holland Honeyeater

26. White-naped Honeyeater

27. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

28. Crested Shrike-tit

29. Rufous Whistler

30. Grey Shrike-thrush

31. Australian Magpie

32. Grey Currawong

33. Grey Fantail

34. Willie Wagtail

35. Little Raven

36. Magpie-lark

37. Eurasian Skylark

38. Welcome Swallow

39. Common Blackbird

40. Common Starling

41. Red-browed finch

42. House Sparrow

43. Red-browed Finch

Ellinor Campbell


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