Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

January 23, 2019

The Big Swamp

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Big Swamp

Big Swamp is just past Little Swamp and very close to Port Lincoln on the Lower Eyre Peninsula. It is more like a small lake than a swamp. There were lots of birds in the swamp.

Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

I think this is the first time I have seen a Wood Sandpiper. Edit: No. Seen in Sri Lanka and Hexham Swamp before.

Wood Sandpiper  and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

A good comparison of these two.

Cape Barren Goose

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

Cape Barren Goose

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

Australian Shelduck

Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)

Australasian Shoveler


Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)

White-headed Stilt  - immature

White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus) – immature

Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus leggei)

A male Superb Fairy-wren showing off a dragonfly he has captured. My hero!

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)

And a bonus photo from Ricky Bates Reserve, one of a pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles that flew over the inlet.

Big Swamp Bird List

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides)
Eurasian Coot
White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)
White-faced Heron
Hoary-headed Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus leggei)
Galah
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)
Silvereye
Red-capped Plover
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

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