At last some photos of birds. I had been waiting for ages to take some photos of the Australian Ringnecks around the parks of Griffith. I just never got the camera out at the right time. They seem to come around the main park in Griffith town and at the picnic area out at Lake Wyangan.
There are quite a few races of Australian Ringneck and the nominate race has a distribution around South Australia. This one is the Eastern Ringneck or the Mallee Ringneck, race barnardi. They have a red patch above the eyes and a yellow band on the stomach, as well as a yellow band on the back.
I got quite a surprise seeing this circling high up over the lake. I thought it was a Whistling Kite at first but after a good look at the under wings and the patch on the face, I concluded this must be a juvenile Spotted Harrier.
This is an immature bird.