Thursday, 1 September 2022

Eagle View, Stipiturus Conservation Park, Mount Compass Wetlands and Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo, South Australia.

A mornngs birding, lunch in the city and a visit to the Zoo later.
Australia, Day Seventy Eight.
Ebird List for Stipiturus Conservation Park.
Ebird List for Mount Compass Wetlands.
 
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera).
Deb and I headed out to do the feeding, as I walked I saw Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) and New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae).
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera).

Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera).

After the feeding Deb and I headed South to Stipiturus Conservation Park, on the way we saw Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa), Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca), Australian (Threskiornis molucca) and Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) and European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).
Mount Compass Wetlands, Southern Emuwren (Stipiturus malachurus) habitat.
We arrived at the reserve entrance and made our way through the trees where we heard a calling Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis), Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans), Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata), Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica), White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos), Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen), Galah's (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata).
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).
Out on the swamp we searched for the target species the Southern Emuwren (Stipiturus malachurus, as we walked around we found New Holland, White-naped (Melithreptus lunatus) and Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris), Brown (Acanthiza pusilla) and Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa), Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis) and after a quite a soggy walk we got good but fast moving views of a pair Southern Emuwren's (Stipiturus malachurus).
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).

Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).

Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).

Other species seen at the site included White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae), Western Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa), Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa) and Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena).
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).
We returned to the car and made our way to Mount Compass Wetlands where we parked near the school and went out on the boardwalk, we didn't find any more Emuwren's but we did add Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa), Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Caligavis chrysops), Black-faced Cuckooshrike (Coracina novaehollandiae), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) and Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis).
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).

Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).
We drove back up to Eagle View then Ian, Deb and I headed up into Adelaide City where we went to a couple of shops and into a large Market where we had a very nice lunch before going to the edge of the Zoo where we spent a good while photographing the cute Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).

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