Sunday, 3 July 2022

Eagle View, South Australia.

Around the farm and a walk up the Hill.
Australia, Day Eighteen.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
We started the morning by feeding the animals and then went down to one of the lower fields to do some work on the flock of sheep. 
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea).
During the morning we had  a flock of noisy Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) knocking around, Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Little (Anthochaera chrysoptera) and Red Wattlebirds (Anthochaera carunculata), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) and Western Grey Kangaroo's (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus).
Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata).
After lunch Deb and I went for a walk up the hill near the farm to get me a New species to keep the run going, as we walked we picked up some regular species including Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis), Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Caligavis chrysops) which were followed by one more expected species which kept my lifer a day run going, a White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea) and then a much less expected Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) a much more difficult bird to see and photograph as it is always well under the scrub. 
Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata).
We walked back down to the farm and later had a very nice evening meal.

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