Monday, 25 July 2022

Travelling to Victoria State, via Coonalpyn and Bordertown, South Australia and Kaniva and St Arnaud, Victoria.

The start of another road trip, to the East this Time.
Australia, Day Thirty Eight.
 
Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius).
We were packed early and after sorting out at the farm where we saw Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) and Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus).
Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius).

After we finished at Eagle View we went to feed at Renates and the a short while later Renate came over to Eagle View and we set off for Victoria, on the way to our first stop for breakfast at Coonalpyn we started the trip list with Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae), Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos), Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae), Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) and Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor).
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius).
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius).
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius).
We stopped in Coonalpyn where we had coffee and waffles for breakfast, whilst we were there we added Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena), Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) and Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) before we continued on towards Bordertown, on this stretch we picked up Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans), Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) and Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus).
Crested Pigeon's (Ocyphaps lophotes).
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala).
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala).
We arrived in Bordedtown and after a visit to the loo's we parked next to the White Kangaroos Wildlife Park where we saw more Eastern Rosella's, Noisy Miner's, Crested Pigeon's, New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) and then we found a pair of Bush Thick-knee's (Burhinus grallarius) which was a difficult bird in South Australia due to the large numbers of the non-native Red Fox (Zorro / Vulpus vulpus).
Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna).
Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala).
Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala).
We continued on finding a couple of Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala) in a tree in the main street of Kaniva and as we headed for our accommodation in St Arnaud we finished the day with Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos), Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae) and Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides).

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