Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 9, 2012

Campbell Swamp – Griffith

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Campbell Swamp, Griffith.

Once again, back to Campbell’s Swamp. It had been raining for a few days, so the swamp level was a bit up. I spent most of my time in the grasslands next to the swamp.

Pacific Black Duck
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)

This is a very common duck but a good look at the underside in flight of the Pacific Black Duck.

Swamp Harrier
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)

This is a good shot showing the white rump of the Swamp Harrier, a big help in identification.

White-winged Triller
White-winged Triller (Lelage sueurii)

This is an eclipse male. The male is black and white.

Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorhoa)

Lots of helpful photos in the post. This one shows the spotted head of the Yellow-rumped Thornbill.

Blue-billed Duck
Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis)

The female Blue-billed Duck has got a plain dark bill.

Hardhead
Hardhead (Aythya australis)

A good shot showing both male and female. The male has a white eye.

Pink-eared Duck
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

Just as I was heading off, this pair swam past me. I had to take their photo.

Campbell Swamp bird list

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
Hardhead
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Whistling Kite
White-plumed Honeyeater
White-winged Triller (Lelage sueurii) eclipse male and male
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorhoa)
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
Mistletoebird
Cockatiel
Nankeen Kestrel
Australian White Ibis
Australasian Grebe
Australian Reed-warbler
Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Chestnut Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Australian Pelican
Great Egret
Magpie-lark
Red-rumped Parrot
Variegated Fairy-wren

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