Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 29, 2018

Bordertown to Pinnaroo

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The South Mallee

The last afternoon at Bordertown, I went out to Poocher Swamp to have a look but it was all dried up. Nothing there except a few Brown Treecreepers and some White-plumed Honeyeaters. After that I headed north towards the Ngarkat Conservation Park where I camped for the night. I tried a few spots but found nothing at all. Very disappointing. It had been raining so it was overcast and wet so that may have had something to do with it.

Singing Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens)

I kept on until I got to Pinnaroo, where I went for a walk around the wetlands. It is a fantastic little spot, well maintained and with a lot of waterbirds as well as bush birds.

Peaceful Dove
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)

Red Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)

Weebill
Weebill (Smicornis brevirostris)

Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus substriatus)

Black-tailed Native-hen
Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)

It is unusual to see them swimming. They are usually foraging on the ground or in wet ground. A lot of them were scrounging around near the wheat silos.

Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)

South Mallee bird list

Brown Treecreeper
Australian Raven
Australian Magpie
Willie Wagtail
Grey Shrike-thrush
Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens)
Galah
Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)
Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)
Eurasian Coot
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Masked Lapwing
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata)
New Holland Honeyeater
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus substriatus)
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)
Weebill (Smicornis brevirostris)
Common Starling
Little Pied Cormorant
House Sparrow
Black-fronted Dotterel

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