The Galgabba Point regeneration project at Swansea has been going really well and the work they are doing clearing the weeds such as lantana and Bitou Bush has been fantastic. This morning I went for a walk around to see what birds I could find. Around the entrance area there were heaps of White-cheeked Honeyeaters high up in the trees making lots of ruckus. There were a couple of Little Wattlebirds and Grey Fantail. Some Sulpur-crested Cockatoo flew past, followed by some ravens. There have been quite a few Eastern Spinebills being seen at Galgabba as well.
After that, I headed for the point and near the Bell Miner colony, I noticed a Spotted Pardalote, some Noisy Friarbirds chasing off the other honeyeaters that ventured onto “their ” trees. Around this area, some Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Eastern Rosella usually are seen. I ventured further on past the creek where I spotted a male and female Chestnut Teal and this Little Pied Cormorant drying his wings on a branch.
At the point, there were quite a number of small birds flittering around in the she-oak trees. There were Red-browed Finch, Silvereye, Yellow Thornbill and Brown Thornbill. There was a single Mistletoebird having a feed on the Mistletoe fruits. There were not many water birds out on the lake, just a few Black Swans and a solitary pelican.
I cannot stop taking photos of fungus. And this one has the added distinction of having two in one. A fungus growing on top of a fungus. How cool can you get?
Galgabba Point bird list 2/7/2010
Little Pied Cormorant