Saturday, 2 July 2022

Eagles View, South Australia.

Back at Deb and Ian's for a very short stop off to repack for the next part of the adventure.
Australia, Day Seventeen.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).

Today was a day around the farm, sorting things out after our trip up to the North West, around the house I picked up a few species including New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) and Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes).
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) male.
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) male.
Early on I helped with the feeding and then went out on to the far fields with Ian to check on the cattle out there, all was good and as we went round Ian showed me the nest of the resident pair of Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) which was high up in the top of a tall Eucalyptus trees.
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) male.
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) male.
In the same area we added Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis), Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Caligavis chrysops), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) and lots of Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus).
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) female.

Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) winter male.

Later I had a walk around the garden where I had nice views of a male
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) in the newly prunned fruit trees along with a good number of female and winter males.
Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis).

Also seen in the garden were
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Little (Anthochaera chrysoptera) and Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) and White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis).

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