Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

February 15, 2019

Something rotten in the state of Denmark

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Denmark – Western Australia

I had a swim yesterday at the beach. I needed a wash. The water was really nice and refreshing. I did all my photo processing at the library . In the afternoon found a couple of Osprey fishing at the river-mouth. At times they were hovering like kestrels.

Eastern Osprey


Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus)

Eastern Osprey


Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus)

Australian Shelduck


Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)

The males have dark heads and the females have a white ring around the eye.

Red-winged Fairy-wren


Red-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus elegans)

Then I went on the Mokare walk over the river but it was nothing. Late in the afternoon I headed to the Harewood Forest Walk. There were all these bit karri trees but no birds at all.

Western Whistler - male


Western Whistler (Pachycephala occidentalis)

This morning I had a pastie and coffee at the Vienamese bakery. Then headed out along the inlet to Campbell Road and walked the trail along the waterfront for a kilometer or so. This is a male Western Whistler at long last.

Red-eared Firetail


Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata)

This is a very young juvenile Red-eared Firetail, without the red ear, yellowish gape, and black bill.

Gilbert's Honeyeater


Gilbert’s Honeyeater (Melithreptus chloropsis)

A Gilbert’s Honeyeater having a good old scratch. They are reasonably common over here in the west.

Galah and Little Corella


Galah and Little Corella

These buddies were digging big holes in the dirt looking for something to eat.

Denmark bird list

Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)
Australian White Ibis
Little Pied Cormorant
Black Swan
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Great Egret
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Gilbert’s Honeyeater (Melithreptus chloropsis)
Red Wattlebird
Red-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus elegans)
Western Whistler (Pachycephala occidentalis)
Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Twenty-eight Parrot
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla roseicapilla)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea sanguinea)

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