Sunday, 24 July 2022

Eagle View, South Australia.

Around the garden and a walk up the hill.
Australia, Day Thirty Nine.
Displaying Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla) up the hill.
Today was a bit more local birding, in the garden I picked up the usual species including New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa) and Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus).
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans).
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans).
Out over the fields at the back of the farm I had the pair of Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) and lots of Western Grey Kangaroo's (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus).
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) male.
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) male.
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) male.
Later in the day I went for a walk up Bald Hill Road where I had good numbers of Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), which were paired of and displaying to each other near there nest holes.
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) female.
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) female.
Other species seen during this walk were my first
Elegant Parrots (Neophema elegans) which were also inspecting possible nest holes, a pair of very territorial Scarlet Robins (Petroica boodang) which came in to my pishing as I was trying to attract some Buff-rumped Thornbills (Acanthiza reguloides) in, infact just about everything was more interested that the Thornbills as Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis) and Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus) came in to see who was making stupid noises.
Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica).
Female Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus).
Further along the track I had White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Caligavis chrysops), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor) and a distant large flock of Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea).
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
On my walk back to the farm I added European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis), Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) and several Sulphur-crested Cockatoo's (Cacatua galerita).
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
By one of the Dams lower down in the valley I picked up Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) and just before I reached the farm but still in the trees I had two raptors come over which I can only guess were Whistling Kites (Haliastur sphenurus) but when I told Deb she said they were rare in the area so as I did not get great views or ant pic's due to the trees I cannot put these on the list.

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