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May 15, 2013

Caloundra Birding

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Shelley Beach.

This morning I went back to Shelley Beach in Caloundra. I had been here a few years ago and saw both morphs of the Reef Egret as well as Wandering Tattlers. But none this time. But it was still a fruitful trip. The Ospreys are still there in their big nest along the water-front.

Welcome Swallow
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

These Welcome Swallows were hawking on the rock platform.

Crested Tern
Crested Tern (Sterna bergii)

This is a non-breeding Crested Tern. you can see the mottled black at the front of the forehead. To me, he seems like an immature bird, playing with his food.

Spangled Drongo
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus)

In the bushes just up from the beach.

Caloundra Bird List

Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Pied Butcherbird
Australian White Ibis
Australasian Gannet
Silver Gull
Crested Tern (Sterna bergii)
Spangled Drongo
Welcome Swallow
Australian Magpie
Australian Raven
Eastern Whipbird
Feral Pigeon
Intermediate Egret
White-faced Heron
Pied Cormorant
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

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