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August 18, 2009

Myall Lakes NP Bird Photography 090813

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Korsman’s Landing, Myall Lakes National Park, 13th August, 2009.

I drove from Seal Rocks last night to Bulahdelah and then down Bombah Point Road. I wanted to go over the ferry to Mungo Brush and then on to Tea Gardens and back on to the highway. But the ferry was down for maintenance or maritime survey so I just went to Korsman’s Landing and stayed there the night.

Noisy Miner
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

In the morning I was awoken by an cacophany of Noisy Friarbirds and Noisy Miners skwarking away in the blackbutt trees fighting over the blossoms. There was a house boat on the wharf and a Whistling Kite wheeled over us. The people in the house boat showed me a pair of White-bellied Sea-eagles roosting on a dead tree on the other side of the lake.

Black Swan
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)

After that I went for a walk around the lake shore and saw a pair of Black Swans with six baby swans. Are they called cygnets or ugly ducklings?

Cygnet
Cygnet

Korsman’s Landing Bird Species List, 13/8/09

Noisy Friarbird
Noisy Miner
Australian Magpie
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Whistling Kite
Pacific Black Duck
Black swan and 6 young
Musk Duck
Superb Fairy-wren
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant

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