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June 13, 2009

Morisset Bird Photography 090613

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Bird Photography at Morriset 13th June, 2009.

This morning I went to Morisset State Conservation Area on the western side of Lake Macquarie. I walked around a paddock and found some White-browed Scrubwren fidgeting around in some blackberry bushes. They live in forested areas and eat insects and larvae. They are typically found feeding near the ground, in bushes. They belong to Order: Passeriformes and Family: Pardalotidae.

White-browed Scrubwren
White-browed Scrubwren(Sericornis frontalis)

I walked down along the road past the creek where I saw immature Golden Whistlers, race youngi, and Red-browed Finch. A Whistling Kite flew over, circling over the water. There were heaps of Eastern Rosella and Rainbow Lorikeet flying around in the trees and in the paddocks. A few Galahs were squwarking around the place as well. I kept on walking to the point that juts out into the lake. It was a great walk, but there were not many birds around except a couple of Magpies and Kookaburras.

Osprey(Pandion haliaetus)

On the walk back I saw a pair of Ospreys perched on a dead tree. One of them flew off and then came back. Ospreys belong to the Order: Falconiformes and Family: Accipitridae.


An immature White-bellied Sea-eagle was circling around the paddock, being harassed by some Australian Ravens, while an adult was roosting in a big tree. The Ospreys thought this was a big yawn.


That was about it for the day. I waited around for the Sea-eagles to come back, but they did not. I was very happy to at last get some decent shots of Ospreys and was extremely satisfied with my morning’s photographic expedition.

Morisset Bird Species List, 13/6/09

Eastern Rosella
Rainbow Lorikeet
White-browed Scrubwren
Golden Whistler
Red-browed Finch
Little Pied Cormorant
Australian Magpie
Australian Raven
Laughing Kookaburra
Grey Butcherbird
Whistling Kite
White-bellied Sea-eagle

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