Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 23, 2019

Derby

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 7:26 am

Derby

I got to Derby early in the morning and went to the wharf to have breakfast. There were hundreds of White-breasted Woodswallows swooping and perching on the wires. Plus quite a lot of Bar-shouldered Doves feeding on the grass.

White-breasted Woodswallow


White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)

Black-faced Woodswallow


Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus melanops)

Bar-shouldered Dove


Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis)

I still cannot work out why this one’s head is so black.

Black Kite


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

There are hundreds of Black Kites hanging around the wharf and the wetlands.

Little Crow


Little Crow (Corvus bennetti)

The Little Crow has white at the base of its hackles. That is the only way I can identify them at all.

Plumed Whistling-Duck


Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)

Later on in the afternoon, I went to the Derby wetlands, about five kilometers north of town. It is the runoff from the town’s sewerage.

Black-necked Stork - female


Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

3 species of Ibis


3 species of Ibis

Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), and Glossy Ibis (Plegadis facinellus).

Brolga


Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

agamid i think


agamid i think

sunset in the kimberley


sunset in the kimberley

Derby bird list

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)
Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus melanops)
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)
Bar-shouldered Dove
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Whistling Kite
White-faced Heron
Silver Gull
Little Crow (Corvus bennetti)
Grey Teal
Pacific Black Duck
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)
Australian White Ibis ((Threskiornis molucca)
Straw-necked Ibis(Threskiornis spinicollis)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis facinellus)
Eurasian Coot
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Brolga (Grus rubicunda)
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica macrotarsa)
White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor)
Little Corella
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

What I missed

Yellow White-eye (Zosterops luteus)
White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)

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