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October 13, 2012

Campbell’s Swamp

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Griffith Birding.

Campbell’s Swamp is about five kilometers from Griffith on the other side of Lake Wyangan. I was here a couple of years ago in summer and it was absolutely bone dry. Today it was full of water. There is a hide there and a walkway which was surrounded by water.

Australian Reed-warbler
Australian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus australis)

There were quite a few Australian Reed-warblers in the bull-rushes around the swamp.

Hardhead
Hardhead (Athya australis)

Lots of Hardheads here as well as in West Wyalong.

Hoary-headed Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)

This is in breeding plumage.

Baillon's Crake
Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla)

The Baillon’s Crake is very small, about half the size of the other crakes and rails and such.

Swamp Harrier
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)

Circling the swamp but not coming any nearer to me.

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

On the way back I spotted this Peregrine Falcon. He may have only one leg or he is resting the other one.

Yellow-throated Miner
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)

Campbell’s Swamp bird list

Australian Raven
Magpie-lark
Common Starling
Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla)
Australian Reed-warbler
Black Swan
Australian White Ibis
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
Hardhead (Athya australis)
Little Pied Cormorant
Australian Pelican
Swamp Harrier
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
Red-rumped Parrot
Crested Pigeon
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)
Purple Swamphen
Pacific Black Duck

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