Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Eagle View, Port Elliot Bakery, Inman River Reserve, Victor Harbor Beach (Encounter Bay) and Nangawooka Flora Reserve, South Australia.

Chasing the 400 Lifers.
Australia, Day Seventy Seven.
Ebird List for Victor Harbour Beach.
Ebird List for Nangawooka Flora Reserve.
 
One eye of a Brush Tailed Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula).
We did the feeding and as I walked around I started the day off with Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Little Raven (Corvus mellori) and Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis).
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis).
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis).
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis).
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis).
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis).
Once things were sorted and Deb was back from her Mom's we headed down towards Victor Harbor, on the way picking up Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus), Straw-necked (Threskiornis spinicollis) and Australian Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) and Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
White-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula penicillata).
Our first stop was at the Port Elliot Bakery where we got Coffee and a Vanilla Slice before heading to the entrance of Inman River Reserve where we had the cake and Coffee before having a walk along the paths that follow the River where we had views of a well behaved Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) which showed well and sat preening for quite some time.
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) female.
We also had White-plumed (Ptilotula penicillata) and New Holland Honeyeater, Red-browed Firetail, Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Little Grassbird (Poodytes gramineus), Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis), Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), Crested/Eastern Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus), Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa), Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa), Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae), White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis), Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis), Eastern Banjo Frogs (Limnodynastes dumerilii), Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus) and Common Brush Tailed Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula).
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).
Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus).
We returned to the car and drove down to the beach at Encounter Bay near Victor Harbor where we were hoping to find the very smart 
Hooded Plovers (Thinornis cucullatus) which I had seen when I was here last but did not have my camera.
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus).
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus).
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus).
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus).
We parked and scanned along the shoreline finding White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae), Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), Silver (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) and Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus), a pair of Sooty Oystercatchers (Haematopus fuliginosus), at least one pair of the target Hooded Plovers, Yellow-rumped Thornbills (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa) which were flitting through the beach side grasses and out to see Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) and Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos).
Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus).
Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus).
Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus).
We started to head back but called in at the Nangawooka Flora Reserve, a very nice spot with plenty of birds including Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris), Galah's, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Rainbow and Musk Lorikeets (Glossopsitta concinna), Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis), New Holland and White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus), Little (Anthochaera chrysoptera) and Red Wattlebird, Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Weebill, Red-browed Firetail, Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) and a hunting Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus).
Another good info board.
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera).

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus).

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