Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 12, 2018

North-west Tasmania

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 2:41 am

Northern Tasmania

After Queenstown, I headed west to the coast of Tasmania at Macquarie Heads and Strahan. Macquarie Harbour is a historic place with a treacherous entry to the harbour. This yacht was going out the entrance. I was amazed that such a little boat was going out into the Southern Ocean.

Hells Gates
Hells Gates

Going north I passed through Zeehan and Rosebery and stopped the night at Montezuma Falls. In the afternoon I scooted up to Cradle Mountain and at the lookout at 930 meters you could see the amazing Belvoir Vale, which is a vast highland grass/heath valley.

Belvoir Vale
Belvoir Vale, Cradle Mountain

Hellyer Gorge had a nice walk along the river with lots of noisy birds but not much variety.

Flame Robin
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)

Next stop was Boat Harbour, just west of Burnie on the north coast of Tasmania. I had one sunny day at the beach and now it is miserable again. 🙁

Superb Fairy-wren
Superb Fairy-wren

At Sisters Beach I took a walk along the beach front and spied this very noisy Grey Shrike-thrush.

Grey Shrike-thrush
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica strigata)

North Tasmania bird list

Masked Lapwing
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica strigata)
Grey Fantail
Superb Fairy-wren
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Green Rosella
European Goldfinch

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