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October 29, 2018

Willie Retreat 181026b

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Macquarie Marshes – Willie Retreat pm

I got to Willie Retreat and set up my camp under some trees. I found an old table and I was set. In the afternoon I went for a walk around the bush. There is always something roosting on the electricity wires around the camp. There are a mini wetlands which is mostly dry but there are heaps of woodswallows drinking and roosting. The kangaroos are lurking in the background, sitting up and curiously watching.

Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo
Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)

White-wing Triller maybe
White-winged Triller – female

Zebra Finch - male
Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Masked Woodswallow
Masked Woodswallow (Artamus personatus)

White-browed Woodswallow
White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus)

Australian Ringneck race barnardi
Australian Ringneck or Mallee Ringneck (Barnadius zonarius barnardi)

Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa)

Emu chick
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

This is an Emu chick. She was still with her mum hanging around the camp site.

Tree Martin
Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans)

Just a little spot of rufous on the forehead, blackish head, white front and rump.

Fairy Martin
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)

Rufous head, white front, white rump.

Macquarie Marshes bird list

Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
White-winged Triller
Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)
Magpie-lark
Masked Woodswallow (Artamus personatus)
White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus)
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)
Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans)
Welcome Swallow
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
Brown Treecreeper
Galah
Australian Ringneck or Mallee Ringneck (Barnadius zonarius barnardi)
Red-rumped Parrot
Red-winged Parrot
Jacky Winter
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa)
Crested Pigeon
White-plumed Honeyeater
Little Friarbird

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