Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 10, 2013

Thredbo River

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — admin @ 10:07 am

Kosciusko National Park Birding.

The Thredbo River marks the start of the Kosciusko National Park going up the road to Perisher Valley. It is situated at an altitude of 900 meters and is the beginning of Montane forest, drey sclerophyll forest. There are supposed to be platypus and echidna along the river but I did not see any. There were some massive wombat holes but they did not come out that I saw.

Eastern Shrike-tit
Eastern Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)

I was not expecting to see many birds at all and I was quite surprised to see a few Eastern Shrike-tit ripping into the bark looking for insects and bugs. I have seen them before in dry outback areas.

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Frosty native plant

It was freezing cold and there was frost everywhere.

Fishing for Trout
Fishing for trout

It was the last weekend before the trout season was over. I saw quite few trout being caught along the river, both Rainbow and Brown Trout. Nice eating, yum..

White-throated Treecreeper
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)

There were quite a few White-throated Treecreepers around and I saw both male and females. This one is a male, without the red patch on the cheek.

Scarlet Robin
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

The Scarlet Robin is such a beautiful bird. They were hopping around from branch to branch in a clearing.

Thredbo River bird list

Blackbird
Superb Fairy-wren
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) female
White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus) female
Superb Fairy-wren
Australian Raven

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