Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 7, 2018

Lake Saint Clair National Park

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Lake St Clair National Park

I arrived at Derwent Bridge before 9am so I went to the Information Centre for Lake St Clair National Park. I wanted to find out about the boat rides across the lake. But – gah! – $70 return. What a ripoff. I just went for a walk along the tracks which turned out to be quite good with a new Tasmanian endemic honeyeater.

Strong-billed Honeyeater
Strong-billed Honeyeater (Melithreptus validirostris)

The Strong-billed Honeyeater has a stout pointed bill and a rather flat forehead.

Strong-billed Honeyeater
Strong-billed Honeyeater (Melithreptus validirostris)

A juvenile on top with yellow bill and some colour around back of neck.

Yellow-throated Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Honeyeater (Nesoptilis flavicollis)

Super bad photo of this Tasmanian endemic honeyeater. I still have not got a decent shot of one. doh!

Tasmanian Thornbill
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)

Green Rosella - male
Green Rosella (Platycercus caledonicus)

This is a really nice shot of a male with lots of yellow.

Tasmanian Scrubwren
Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis)

I got some good shots of some of the endemics today.

Black Currawong
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa)

Wow, really bizarre shot of this Black Currawong’s massive tongue grabbing onto an insect.

Echidna
Echidna

Lake St Clair bird list

Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis)
Yellow-throated Honeyeater (Nesoptilis flavicollis)
Strong-billed Honeyeater (Melithreptus validirostris)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa albiscapa)
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)

Echidna

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