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April 28, 2009

Macquarie Marshes Bird Photography 090409

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Bird Photography at Macquarie Marshes, 9th April, 2009.

Its Thursday and I am still at Willie Retreat. I went out to the Warren-Carinda Road and turned left towards Warren for about twenty kilometres. I stopped at Milmalland Creek and walked along the road and fence line where the creek crosses the road. There were heaps of Superb Fairy-wrens near the fences in the shrubs. There was also the inevitable Jacky Winter waiting to be photographed, so I obliged.

Jacky Winter

This Dusky Woodswallow(Artamus cyanopterus) was hanging around as well.

Dusky Woodswallow

The Crested Shrike-tit has now been split into 3 species, and here is the Eastern Shrike-tit(Falcunculus frontata).

Eastern Shrike-tit

A male Red-rumped Parrot(Psephotus haematonotus).

Red-rumped Parrot

This was my first sighting of the ubiquitous Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater(Acanthagenys rufogularis), which I saw a lot of in the coming couple of weeks.

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

And an immature Grey Shrike-thrush(Colluricincla harmonica).

Grey Shrike-thrush

In the afternoon, I went out along the Gibsons Way towards Bulgaraga Creek and saw this Brown Falcon(Falco berigora) along the road.

Brown Falcon

As well as these Blue Bonnets(Northiella haematogaster).

Blue Bonnet

And the female Red-rumped Parrot(Psephotus haematonotus).

Red-rumped Parrot

Masked Woodswallow(Artamus personatus)

Masked Woodswallow

Budgerigar(Melopsittacus undulatus).

Budgerigar

Bird Species List, Macquarie Marshes, 9/4/09.

am.
Whistling Kite
Rufous Whistler
Jacky Winter
Noisy Miner
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Brown Treecreeper
Red-rumped Parrot
White-browed Woodswallow
Dusky Woodswallow
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Eastern Shrike-tit
Grey Shrike-thrush

pm.
Nankeen Kestrel
Brown Falcon
Blue Bonnet
Grey Butcherbird
White-plumed Honeyeater
Masked Woodswallow
Budgerigar

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