Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 27, 2018

Friendly Beaches

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Freycinet National Park

After a couple of rain-soaked days at Bicheno, I moved south to Freycinet National Park. First stop was the Friendly Beaches camp ground. In the morning I wandered around with the camera. There were not a great deal of birds around but I was fortunate enough to get some photos of Tasmanian Thornbills.

Tasmanian Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)

This is definitely a Tasmanian Thornbill with the rufous edges to the primaries. I have been searching for them for a week now. Finally I found them.

Tasmanian Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)

And another shot just to make sure.

Forest Raven
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)

I have been seeing lots of Forest Ravens around but never had the camera to take some photos. Finally I got some average photos. The light is pretty atrocious.

Forest Raven
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)

Silvereye
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis lateralis)

And the ever-present Silvereye.

red-necked wallaby
red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)

Also known as the Bennett’s wallaby.

red-necked wallaby  - joey
red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)

Here is a joey drinking some of mum’s milk. “A female bears one offspring at a time; the young stay in the pouch for about 280 days, after which females and their offspring stay together for only a month.” (wiki)

Freycinet National Park bird list

Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus)
Superb Fairy-wren
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis lateralis)
Silver Gull
Australian Pied Oystercatcher

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