Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 2, 2018

Lake Sorell birds

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 1:09 am

Central Highlands of Tasmania

I took off from Oatlands in the Southern Midlands and went west along a dirt track for 27 kilometers until I hit Lake Sorell. A little further on I found a camping area and decided to stay for the night. The wind was howling about a million knots and it was not very pleasant. But the sun was out.

Yellow Wattlebird
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa )

I was quite surprised to see the Yellow Wattlebirds up so high. The altitude up here was about 700 meters. The bush was pretty nearly alpine country.

Yellow Wattlebird  - chicks
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa ) – chicks

I did not know what these were until the adult Yellow Wattlebird came to have a check-up on them.

Black Currawong
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa )

Pretty normal for a currawong to be up in high alpine country and they hang around your camp like they do in the Snowy Mountains.

Lake Sorell bird list

Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa )
Black Currawong (Strepera fulignosa )

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