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February 24, 2009

Redhead Lagoon Bird Photography 090224

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Bird Photography at Redhead Lagoon and Dudley Bluff, 24th February, 2009.

This morning I went to Redhead Lagoon. I parked at the end of Ocean Street. I have been to the little lagoon before but this was the first time up this end. Actually, that is not quite true. I had been there years ago, but had forgotten the way. ha ha.

I did a circuit around the lagoon but it was pretty quiet. There were a few ducks and a couple of purple swamphens but not much else. Nearer to the Awabakal Nature Reserve there were a few more birds, such as the Lewin’s Honeyeater. This is a first for me. The photo is rather ordinary but its a record.

Lewin's Honeyeater

There was also a Yellow-faced Honeyeater.

Yellow-faced Honeyeater

The little wattlebirds and the red wattlebirds were doing their usual raucous call. coook caarrkk.. Here is a Little Wattlebird photo.

Little Wattlebird

And the melodious grey butcherbird lent his song to the air as well. (What poetry!)

Grey Butcherbird

I then headed out to the Dudley Bluff headland and walked along the coast for a way. First thing i spotted was a White-cheeked Honeyeater.

White-cheeked Honeyeater

A White-bellied sea-eagle was sitting on a dead tree on the headland, then he flew off. He was too far away to get a good shot. But I did manage to get a photo of an Eastern Spinebill which was a first sighting for me. That was a big tick. woot.

Eastern Spinebill

That was about it for the day. I am going to go back and walk all the way along the cliff to redhead. The heathland along the cliff is a great place for birds.

Redhead Lagoon Bird Species List 24/2/09

Lewin’s Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Little Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird
Grey Butcherbird
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Eastern Spinebill
White-cheeked Honeyeater

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