Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

January 2, 2019

South Australia Riverland

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From Pinnaroo I headed north to Loxton, on the river Murray. After a night at the Rilli Reserve, I headed to Berri and stayed at the Martin Bend Reserve.

Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster)

Just Before Panura, I stopped because I saw these pair of Blue Bonnets on the fence.

Whistling Kite
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

At Martin Bend Reserve near Berri, there were a pair of young Whistling Kites just out of the nest. So there were four screeching raptors making such a racket you would not believe. One of the adults had found a fish and was flying around with it, and chomping on it. At one stage I think she may have shared it with the kids, but I am not sure.

Whistling Kite  with fish
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) with fish

Whistling Kite
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Gimme some of the fish, please!

Whistling Kite
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

South Australia Riverland bird list

Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Crimson Rosella or Yellow Rosella (Platycercus elegans flaveolus)
Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

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