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September 21, 2009

Adams Reserve Bird Photography 090917

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Adams Reserve, Barraba Bird Photography, 17th September, 2009, pm.

The Adams Travelling Stock Reserve is nine kilometres to the south from the Borah Creek Reserve or is 11 kilometres north of Borah Crossing. The reserve has excellent remnants of Grassy White Box trees and an understorey of native scrub like Acacia deanei and Acacia decora. This website has some good information about the bird routes of the Manilla district.

That afternoon, after I found a good place to camp near a dry creek bed, I went for a wander around to see what I could find. It seemed like it was relatively quiet but I ended up seeing quite a few different birds. The most exciting bird that I saw was a Fuscous Honeyeater, which I had never seen before, as far as I know. There were Brown Treecreepers, White-browed Scrubwren, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike and Eastern Shrike-tit.

Fuscous Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fuscus)

When I came back to my camp, I just sat down and let them come to me. I was really tired. Quite a few birds came to visit me, so it was not such a bad idea. I saw a Grey Shrike-thrush, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater and an Olive-backed Oriole sang me some beautiful songs as the sun went down.

In the morning it started to rain, so I packed up the camp and got the heck out of there. I did not want to get bogged in the red mud. I have done that before and it is not a pleasant experience at all.

Adams Reserve bird list 17/0/09

Brown Treecreeper
White-browed Scrubwren
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Eastern Shrike-tit
Superb Fairy-wren
Red-browed Finch
Red-winged Parrot
Grey Shrike-thrush
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Olive-backed Oriole
Australian Raven
Galah
Australian Magpie
Noisy Miner

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