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May 26, 2009

Galgabba Bird Photos 090526

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Bird Photography at Galgabba Point, 26th may 2009.

This morning was very foggy and it did not clear up until about eight o’clock. So I did not get to Galgabba Point at swansea until about half past eight. There were quite a few honeyeaters around including what I think was a Scarlet Honeyeater, but the photos were crap so I am not going to post them. The usual bunch of Bell Miners, Noisy Friarbirds, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters were causing a ruckus. The weather was a bit overcast so the conditions were not the best for taking photos.

I headed further up the poing and came across a bunch of Brown Thornbills and got some decent shots at last.

Brown Thornbill
Brown Thornbill(Acanthiza pusilla)

As I rounded the point ready to start back, this massive female White-bellied Sea-eagle perched on a tree next to the lake, and I walked very carefully a bit closer, but she must have spotted me and flew off. I was most disappointed. She was a huge bird.

Just before I finished my walk, as is per usual, I spotted an Eastern Spinebill that was flitting around a low tree. They are quite an impressive looking bird, and quite handsome. What do you reckon?

Eastern Spinebill
Eastern Spinebill(Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)

Bird Species List, Galgabba Point, 26/5/09

Noisy Friarbird
Bell Miner
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Lewin’s Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Golden Whistler
Red-browed Finch
Scarlet Honeyeater
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Brown Thornbill

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