Monday, 27 June 2016

Some good birds yesterday...

Recently returned from China Birding  - will post some pics etc soon - and went for a few hours birding yesterday and some of the highlights below.

At Parklakes yesterday a Striped Honeyeater was showing well; in addition to a Spotless Crake.

Striped Honeyeater - an uncommon species on the Sunshine Coast
Spotless Crake - always a difficult species to see well - at Parklakes
A nice Spotted Harrier was showing well between Yandina and Bli Bli.
Spotted Harrier
At Finland Road there was [as always] a good variety of birds. The highlights were a pair of Black-necked Storks. There was a nesting pair of Black-shouldered Kites plus a flock of 10 Black Kites.

Pair of Black-necked Storks at Dusk on Finland Road
Black- necked Storks
At Wappa Dam Nankeen Night Heron was seen at its regular roost while on the water Great Crested Grebes and Jacanas remained common. Cotton Pygmy Geese were absent.
Nankeen Night-heron
Great Crested Grebe at Wappa Dam
Jacana at Wappa Dam

At the North Arm dam [near the school] there was a good flock of Magpie Geese and Plumed Whistling Ducks. As well a large feral but beautiful Mute Swan.
Magpie Geese
Mute Swan

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