Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 23, 2015

Cassilis Birding

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Great Dividing Range.

On top of the Great Dividing Range at around 700 meters. Woohoo! This is my favourite camping spot going west. It is called Cassilis Park rest area and is about 5 kilometers past the village of Cassilis on the Golden Highway.

Olive-backed Oriole
Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)

I was a bit surprised to see these here. I do not know why.

Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Treecreeper
White-throated Treecreeper ( Cormobates leucophaea)

Probably a female White-throated Treecreeper but have to look in the book yet. Edit: Yes it is. (from birdsinbackyard.net) “The White-throated Treecreeper is dark brown, with a distinctive white throat and chest, and white streaks on its flanks, edged with black. The wings have a red bar that is visible in flight and the undertail is barred. The female has an orange mark on the sides of the face. Like other treecreepers, spends most of its time foraging in trees and has a short, spiralling flight.”

Butcherbird
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill (Acanthiza nana)

I do not have my book on me at the moment, so I will properly identify this later. My internet time in the library is limited. doh! I need my book. doh! Edit: hopefully this is right but with limited time to properly check.

spider
Spider

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

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