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July 2, 2010

Galgabba Point 100702

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Galgabba Point

The Galgabba Point regeneration project at Swansea has been going really well and the work they are doing clearing the weeds such as lantana and Bitou Bush has been fantastic. This morning I went for a walk around to see what birds I could find. Around the entrance area there were heaps of White-cheeked Honeyeaters high up in the trees making lots of ruckus. There were a couple of Little Wattlebirds and Grey Fantail. Some Sulpur-crested Cockatoo flew past, followed by some ravens. There have been quite a few Eastern Spinebills being seen at Galgabba as well.

After that, I headed for the point and near the Bell Miner colony, I noticed a Spotted Pardalote, some Noisy Friarbirds chasing off the other honeyeaters that ventured onto “their ” trees. Around this area, some Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Eastern Rosella usually are seen. I ventured further on past the creek where I spotted a male and female Chestnut Teal and this Little Pied Cormorant drying his wings on a branch.

Little Pied Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleuca)

At the point, there were quite a number of small birds flittering around in the she-oak trees. There were Red-browed Finch, Silvereye, Yellow Thornbill and Brown Thornbill. There was a single Mistletoebird having a feed on the Mistletoe fruits. There were not many water birds out on the lake, just a few Black Swans and a solitary pelican.

I cannot stop taking photos of fungus. And this one has the added distinction of having two in one. A fungus growing on top of a fungus. How cool can you get?

fungus on fungus
Fungus on fungus

Galgabba Point bird list 2/7/2010

Little Wattlebird
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Grey Fantail
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Australian Raven
Eastern Spinebill
Australian Magpie
Noisy Miner
Bell Miner
Superb Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Noisy Friarbird
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Chestnut Teal
Black Swan
Little Pied Cormorant
Golden Whistler
Red-browed Finch
Australian Pelican
Yellow Thornbill
Lewin’s Honeyeater
Brown Thornbill
Eastern Rosella
Pied Currawong
Eastern Whipbird


  1. Hi Steve
    Great shot of the fungus with micro-fungi growing on it.
    Not all that rare, but it is a nice observation, none the less.
    Trouble is, hardly any mycologists study these tiny fungi, so they just note that such things exist, but hardly ever offer a name for them.

    Comment by Denis Wilson — July 3, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  2. Thanks Dennis.

    I certainly thought it was unusual and interesting.


    Comment by admin — July 3, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

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