Sunday, 7 August 2022

Eagle View and Bald Hill Road, South Australia.

My first Orchid species in Australia and a few birds as well.
Australia, Day Fifty Three.
 
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans).
Today Deb was out and about doing some survey work so I had a wander around the local area, out on the fields during feeding and on a run out to check on the Cattle I picked up White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus).
Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans).

Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris).
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris).
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris).
Later I went for a walk up Bald Hill Road where I was very pleased to find my first Orchid Species in Australia, in amongst the vegetation along the roadside I found at least 50 spikes of Knodding Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis nutans) and quite a bit of Purple Coral Pea (Hardenbergia violacea).
Knodding Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis nutans).
Knodding Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis nutans).
As I walked I picked up
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris), Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea), Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) x3, Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata), Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Common Garden Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti) and my first live Red Fox (Zorro / Vulpus vulpus).
Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica).
Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa).
Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa).
Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa).
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans).
I returned to the farm as it looked like it was going to rain where I had views of
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) and Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis).
Purple Coral Pea (Hardenbergia violacea).

Common Garden Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti).
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen).
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla).
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla).

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