Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 30, 2018

Lake Dulverton Tasmania

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Southern Midlands – Tasmania

I spent a day at the Tasman Peninsula and took this photo near Eaglehawk Neck. Note the massive yellow bill and black swept back crest on top of the head.

Crested Tern
Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)

I spent the night near Sorell and headed up the highway past the Craigbourne Dam where I photographed this White-bellied Sea-eagle. I have not seen many raptors in Tasmania. Why, I have no idea.

White-bellied Sea-eagle
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster )

I spent the night at Oatlands and took some photos around Lake Dulverton, just on the edge of town.

Musk Duck - male
Musk Duck ( Biziura lobata)

This is a male Musk Duck with the big flap of skin under the chin. Very easy to identify.

Black Swan  - chick
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) – chick

There were quite a few Black Swan cygnets on the pond and on the grass.

Black Swan - on nest
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) on nest

This Black Swan was sitting on the nest made out of reeds in the middle of the lake.

Flame Robin  - male
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicia) – male

A pair of Flame Robin were posing at the picnic shed.

Flame Robin   - female
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicia) – female

Hardhead  - female
Hardhead (Aythya australis) – female

European Goldfinch
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

The European Goldfinch is an introduced species.

Hoary-headed Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)

Southern Midlands bird list

Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)
White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster )
Musk Duck ( Biziura lobata)
Eurasian Coot
Pacific Black Duck
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)
Masked Lapwing
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Common Blackbird
Common Starling
Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo
White-faced Heron
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicia)

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