Thursday, 8 September 2022

Bullock Hill CPnear Ashbourne and Cape Jarvis, South Australia.

Out unsucessfully looking for Quails and a Parrot.
Australia, Day Eighty Five.

Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea).
After feedng Deb, Ian and I headed down to a spot to the South of us near Ashbourne where Ian had been the evening before and where he had seen some Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis), once there we first of all checked an area of woodland on the way in finding New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Rainbow (Trichoglossus moluccanus) and Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala), Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis), Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) and later we searched a large area of grassy hillside but did not get any Quail.
Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi).
However we did see several Australasian Pipits (Anthus novaeseelandiae), Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) and Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) before we entered the Bullock Hill Conservation Park.
Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus).
As we walked up the cental path we added Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans), Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa), Brown (Acanthiza pusilla) and Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor), White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis), Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus) and Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus).
?????????????
Blue Fairy Orchid (Pheladenia deformis).
?????????????
Red Fox (Zorro / Vulpus vulpus) track.
Along the trails we also saw Scented (Drosera whittakeri) and Climbing Sundew (Drosera planchonii), Blue Fairy Orchid (Pheladenia deformis), Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea) and Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi).
Doughnut of the month from Port Elliot Bakery.

Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang).
Even though the weather started to deteriorate we decided to head down to Cape Jarvis to look for a reported Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami), on the way down we picked up Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) and Doughnut of the month from Port Elliot Bakery.
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).
As we arrived in the Deep Creek area the weather closed in completely and we were unfortunately birding in thick fog at times and we did not find the Cockatoo.
Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens).
Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens).
Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius).
We did however see Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang), Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) and Western Grey Kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus) before we dropped down out of the fog to the Ferry Port over to Kangaroo Island where we checked the Jetty and rocks finding both Pied (Phalacrocorax varius) and Black-faced Cormorants (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii), Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae), Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) and Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys).
Greenhood species.
Greenhood species.
Greenhood species.
We decided to have a coffee and then head back toward Eagle View but we checked the Orchids on Bald Hill Road and found a lot of  Greenhoods but not sure which species yet.

No comments: