Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

September 25, 2009

Minmi Bird Photography 090925

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — steve_happ @ 1:40 am

Minmi Bird Photography 25th September, 2009.

The wind had dropped off this morning. I was a bit late getting up this morning – 5:45am! What a lazy person I am. This morning I set off to Minmi because I surmised that all the migratory waders had been blown off to New Zealand. I parked near the Cemetery at Minmi and had a look at the garden. There were some Silvereyes hanging around the Tobacco Bush again. A couple of Brown Cuckoo-dove were feeding on the cassia trees, and some Red-browed Finch were flittering away around the smaller bushes.

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

I went for a walk around the bush track. There were heaps of Bell Miner as well as a few White-browed Scrubwren near some dried up creeks. I spotted a Scarlet Honeyeater. It wasn’t hard because they stick out like sore thumbs with their bright red head and chest.

Scarlet Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta)

The Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) glides on drooped, downwards wings and have a rounded tail at the end. To distinguish from the Grey Falcon, the shape of the Grey Goshawk’s wing is quite apparent, the grey falcon having long pointed wings whereas the grey goshawk has shorter rounded wings. The Grey Goshawk habitat is mainly forests and prefers near coastal wet forests. They are distributed mainly around the coast of Eastern and Northern Australia.

Scarlet Honeyeater
Scarlet Honeyeater

Minmi bird list, 25/9/09

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Australian Wood Duck
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Australian King-parrot
Brown Cuckoo-dove
Red-browed Finch
Grey Fantail
Australian Magpie
Superb Fairy-wren
Eastern Whipbird H
Bell Miner
Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo
White-browed Scrubwren
Laughing Kookaburra
Chestnut Teal

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