Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 5, 2019

Gnaala Mia and Congelin Dam

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Dryandra Woodland

Dryandra Woodland is somewhere between Narrogin and Wandering in the Western Wheatbelt of Western Australia. It is a Proposed National Park. I had no idea of its existence. The lady at the tourist office in Narrogin told me about it, so off I went. The first night I spent at the Gnaala Mia campground, which is fairly new with a great camp kitchen with gas barbecues.

Rufous Treecreeper


Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufus)

These Rufous Treecreepers always seem to have around picnic areas and camping grounds when I have seen them.

Western Whistler


Western Whistler (Pachycephala occidentalis)

This is a pretty noisy photo of a male Western Whistler but I do not see that many of these blokes.

The next morning I ventured on to the Congelin Dam and Campground. I went for a wander along the Congellin Siding Walk – This trail follows the old Pinjarra to Narrogin railway line constructed in 1925, known as the Hotham Valley Branch (Dwarda line).

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill


Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)

The white eye and chestnut rump make this not an Inland Thornbill.

Yellow-plumed Honeyeater


Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata )

I think this might be an adult non-breeding Yellow-plumed Honeyeater with the base of the lower mandible and gape being yellowish. Or it could be a juvenile. doh!

Brown Honeyeater


Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta indistincta)

Western Yellow Robin


Western Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)

Yesterday afternoon I went for another walk to the Congelin Dam from the camping area. The Grey Currawongs were making the most awful racket. I managed to get a few photos nevertheless.

Grey Currawong


Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor plumbea)

Scarlet Robin


Scarlet Robin (Petroica bodang campbelli)

Red-capped Parrot


Red-capped Parrot (Purpureicephalus spurius)

Collared Sparrowhawk


Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus)

Dryandra Woodland bird list

Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufus)
New Holland Honeyeater
Western Whistler (Pachycephala occidentalis)
Restless Flycatcher
Australasian Grebe
Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta indistincta)
Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata )
Twenty-eight Parrot – Australian Ringneck
Australian Magpie
Red Wattlebird
Grey Fantail
Silvereye
Australian Raven
Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor plumbea)
Western Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)
Red-capped Parrot (Purpureicephalus spurius)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica bodang campbelli)
Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus)

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