Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 24, 2018

St Helens Tasmania

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Kings Park – St Helens

It has been raining non-stop for 2 days and it has just stopped this morning. The sun is out and I was able to go out and take some photos. I went to Kings Park which is on a hill above the harbour in St Helens. I had seen a Green Rosella there the previous day while I was cooking my dinner in the rain at the barbecue. But this morning I did not see any.

Yellow Wattlebird
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)

Here is a good close-up of the wattles of the Yellow Wattlebird. Also showing the bright yellow stomach.

Yellow Wattlebird yelling
Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)

I did get some great photos of some Yellow Wattlebirds who hung around for quite a while posing for me nicely.

Little Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera tasmanica)

Grey Butcherbird
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus cinereus)

This is the local Tasmanian sub-species. I cannot work out the difference.

Caspian Tern  - adult breeding
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) – adult breeding.

This Caspian Tern had a nice fish.

St Helens Bird List

Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera tasmanica)
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus cinereus)
Little Pied Cormorant
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Silver Gull
Australian Pelican
Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo
Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)
Little Black Cormorant
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) adult breeding.
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla diemenensis)

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