Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 25, 2014

Narrandera Birding 140824

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Narrandera Common and Wetlands.

I went to the Narrandera Commons first. It is a big chunk of bush right next to the Murrumbidgee River. I camped there overnight and slept under the stars. Very nice. In the afternoon I got one decent shot of a male Superb Parrot. Apparently it is there a bit early as I was told by the locals that they do not get here until September or October and they nest in November.

Superb Parrot
Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii)

I think this is a juvenile Little Friarbird. At first glance it is easy to mistake them for the Blue-faced Honeyeater but it soon becomes apparent what they really are.

Little Friarbird
Little Friarbird ( Philemon citreogularis)

This is the Crimson Rosella, race flaveolus. Commonly called the Yellow Rosella. They are quite common down south towards Victoria. They have a few other local names but I have forgotten them. doh!

Crimson Rosella
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans flaveolus)

A Yellow-billed Spoonbill up a tree. I was going to say how unusual it was to see them up trees, but I think I remember seeing them heaps like this.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

Some Variegated Fairy-wrens playing around in the bullrushes.

Variegated Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti)

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