Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 12, 2015

Cocoparra National Park 2015

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Riverina Birding.

The first stop at Cocoparra National Park was Jack’s Creek. I saw lots of Bees – European bees around a hive as well as native bees. A Rufous Whistler, some
White-winged Choughs, and a few obligatory Willy Wagtail. Not much else. Next stop was Woolshed Flat. There was Lots of Patterson’s Curse plus some wild flowers (to be identified).

bar-shouldered dove
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

There were not as many birds around as usual even though the country was a lot greener.

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)

This Chestnut-rumped Thornbill was bringing bugs back to the nest .

Red flower
Red Flower

This is possibly some type of Oriental Poppy. Still waiting for further confirmation. There was Patterson’s Curse everywhere. More than I have ever seen before. Must have had something to do with the good winter rains.

Butterfly on flower
Butterfly on yellow flower

Thanks to the plant ID group of New South Wales Facebook group for the ID’s. This is Xerochrysum viscosum, a common daisy native to Australia. It is also known as Sticky Everlasting, Yellow Paper Daisy, Shiny Everlasting.

Bee on Purple Flower
Bee on Purple Flower

This is an opium poppy.

Bee on yellow flower
Bee on yellow Flower

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