Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 15, 2009

Richardsons Crossing Bird Photography 090810

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — steve_happ @ 6:25 am

Richardsons Crossing, Hat Head National Park, 10th August 2009.

After a gruelling 2 surfs at Crescent Heads I was ready to hit the sack. I fed my weary bones, dumped off the photos to the laptop, and then I was in sleep land. I really did not feel like getting up in the morning but nature made me. After grumpily consuming breakfast, I wandered around the area where some excellent bush regeneration work had been done. They have removed heaps of lantana.

The birds were pretty quiet this morning. You could hear the usual Little Wattlebirds and White-cheeked Honeyeaters. Where I walked was just on the border line between 2 habitats – paperbark swamp and coastal banksia heathlands. I got some good photographs of a male Superb Fairy-wren who sat up nicely for me.

Superb Fairy-wren
male Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)

I thought I spotted what looked like an Olive-backed Oriole, but I am not sure about that. Edit: It was an Olive-backed Oriole, thanks Dennis.

Brown Cuckoo-dove
Brown Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis)

I was nearly back to the camp and I spotted a Brown Cuckoo-dove feeding on the fruit of a Tobacco Bush. He stayed there for a while allowing me to take quite a few photos of him. Let’s hope some of them turn out all right. And there they are. You be the judge. 🙂

Brown Cuckoo-dove
Brown Cuckoo-dove

Richarsons Crossing bird list, 10/8/09.

Little Wattlebird
White-cheeked Honeyeater
White-browed Scrubwren
Grey Fantail
Superb Fairy-wren
Olive-backed Oriole
Brown Cuckoo-dove
Rainbow Lorikeet

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