Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 3, 2019

Gascoyne Four

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Carnarvon Birding

Yesterday afternoon I went out to the estuary and found some water-birds in various spots. The wind was blowing pretty hard by this stage.

Whimbrel


Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Grey-tailed Tattler


Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)

I had to get an Identification for these. I thought they might have been Red Knots. I had only seen them before on rock shelfs.

Grey-tailed Tattler


Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)

This morning I went back to Chinaman Pool. Pretty much the same as the other day except I saw about four young Whistling Kites. Oh, and I forgot to say that I saw my first Brahminy Kite in Western Australia.

Whistling Kite


Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Aerial combat. I think these are young raptors having a little family squabble. But it could be a mating dance.

Little Corella


Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea sanguinea)

Nominate race, sanguinea. From the west and north of Australia.

Carnarvon bird list

Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
White-faced Heron
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus)
Silver Gull
Eurasian Coot
Black-fronted Dotterel
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea sanguinea)
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Australian Pelican

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