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January 3, 2019

Hart and Ramco Lagoons

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Waikerie Area Birding

I found out from the tourist information about the bird trails in the area, so I thought I might check them out. Yesterday afternoon I went to Hart Lagoon, which is just on the outskirts of Waikerie. This morning I ventured out to Ramco Point to see the lagoon there. I got out of the car, then walked down to the lagoon edge. I wanted to get closer, so I moved even nearer to the water and then splat, slipped over on the mud and got mud all over me and the camera. I was not impressed.

Banded Stilt
Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucophalus)

After that I went to the Hart Lagoon for a short walk and then went back to the Waikerie waterfront and had a swim in the mighty Murray River to wash off all the mud. I was lucky to get one new bird at Ramco Lagoon, the Banded Stilt. Well I think so, anyway. I have lost track years ago of my lists. doh!

Banded Stilt
Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucophalus)

And some young Banded Stilt without the front rufous band.

Pink-eared Duck
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

White-headed Stilt
White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucophalus)

Red-kneed Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)

Straw-necked Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

Whistling Kite
Whistling Kite ( Haliastur sphenurus)

There are lots of Whistling Kite along the Murray river.

Waikerie bird list

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucophalus)
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Hardhead
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Australian Shelduck (Chenonetta jubata)
Australian Pelican
White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucophalus)
Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Australian White Ibis
Australian Swamphen
Red-necked Avocet
Crested Pigeon
Red Wattlebird
Laughing Kookaburra
Willie Wagtail
White-plumed Honeyeater
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
Whistling Kite
Crimson Rosella or Yellow Rosella (Platycercus elegans flaveolus)

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