Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 26, 2018

Western Wimmera Birding

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Little Desert National Park – The Wimmera

From Natimuk, I drove through the Little Desert National Park to Nhill and spent the day there sorting out my photos and uploading my blog at Nhill Lake. All the locals were driving past and some were swimming in the tiny lake. Later some speedboats came and dudes skied around the lake. The lake had the usual suspects of birds – Long-billed Corellas, Dusky Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Pacific Black Duck and the lonely Black-fronted Dotterel. I even got sunburnt because I stayed out in the lake talking to a local farmer about crops and grain etc.

Long-billed Corella
Long-billed Corella ( Cacatua tenuirostris)

That night I camped at Winiam at the cricket oval and before sunrise drove to the Stringybark Nature Walk at Little Desert National Park. By about 9am the birds had settled down and had gone away. The heat was getting a bit intense by then anyway.

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Glyciphila melanops)

Brown-headed Honeyeater
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptrus brevirostris)

White-eared Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater (Nesoptilotis leucotis)

Weebill
Weebill (Smicornis brevirostris)

Scarlet Robin
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)- male

White-browed Babbler
White-browed Babbler (Pomatostamus superciliosus)

Little Desert National Park bird list

Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)
Pacific Black Duck
Eurasian Coot
Dusky Moorhen
Black-fronted Dotterel
White-plumed Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater (Nesoptilotis leucotis)
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptrus brevirostris)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Glyciphila melanops)
Noisy Miner
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus substriatus)
Weebill (Smicornis brevirostris)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)
White-browed Babbler (Pomatostamus superciliosus)

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