Monday, 8 August 2022

Mount Bald Reservoir Area, South Australia.

A walk around one of the Local Wildlife Reserves.
Australia, Day Fifty Four.
Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans).
Deb and I headed out early to an area of scrub land and woods around Mount Bald Reservoir, we parked on one of the many tracks and searched for the target Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Hylacola pyrrhopygia), almost straightaway Deb hear on singing close to us and we got brief views before it disappeared into the dense scrub.
Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus).
Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa).
We searched the area and found Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans), Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus), Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa), New Holland (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) and Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) and Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa).
White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus).
White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus).
We moved a short way to another one of the wooded areas where we walked into a more open area that had been burnt, here we found White-naped (Melithreptus lunatus), Crescent and New Holland Honeyeater, White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea), Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang), Western Whistler, Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata), Grey Shrikethrush and a flock of noisy Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo's (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Adamp Spider's Web in the morning sun.
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo's (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Our third spot was in a similar habitat where we heard another Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis), Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera), Scarlet Robin, Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla), Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), Grey Currawong and a couple of  Western Grey Kangaroo's (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus) which we heard bounding through the scrub.
Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor).
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang).
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang).
At our last stop we had nice views of a pair of Elegant Parrots (Neophema elegans) and a passing Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) before we headed back to the farm.
Common Heath (Epacris impressa).

Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata).

Scented Sundew (Drosera whittakeri).

Scented Sundew (Drosera whittakeri).

Fire Orchid (Pyrorchis nigricans) leaves.

During our walk around the area we saw quite a few wild flowers including Fire Orchid (Pyrorchis nigricans) leaves, Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata), Common Heath (Epacris impressa), Climbing (Drosera planchonii) and Scented Sundew (Drosera whittakeri).

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