Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 20, 2018

Launceston Tasmania

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Tamar Island Wetlands Centre

I spent the night at Beaconsfield after driving from the Narawntapu National Park. I stopped at Exeter for a while, then drove north for a look see. This morning I drove south towards Launceston to the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre. It is a very well maintained wetlands with a boardwalk that goes for miles and miles. There was not a huge amount of variety but it was a nice walk. The bird hide was excellent. Nice and close to the birds and good views of the mudflats.

Chestnut Teal - male with chicks
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)

A male Chestnut Teal looking after the kids.

Australian Shelduck
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)

Chestnut Teal maybe
Chestnut Teal ?

I think this is a female Chestnut Teal but it could be a Grey Teal. They are very similar. This one was slurping up the mud. yum.

Black Swan and baby
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

A Black Swan with two cygnets feeding on the banks of the estuary.

Swamp Harrier
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)

This Swamp Harrier was huge. It must have been a female. I thought it was a wedgie at first because it was so big.

Australasian Swamphen
Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)

Welcome Swallow
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

Tasmanian Pademelon
Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale billardierii)

Mumma with a little bub in the pouch.

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre bird list

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus )
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
Pacific Black Duck
White-faced Heron
Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)
Welcome Swallow
Superb Fairy-wren
European Goldfinch
Silver Gull
Australian Pelican
Common Blackbird
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Little Black Cormorant

Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale billardierii)

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