Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 13, 2018

Far South Coast NSW

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Lake Pambula and Lake Carulo

Coming from Narooma, I stopped off at a boat ramp at Lake Pambula for the night. The wind was howling from the ocean, and the only thing I saw was a male Golden Whistler.

Golden Whistler  - male
Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) – male

In the morning I took off really early and found a nature walk on the edge of Eden. Luckily there was a board-walk along the edge of Lake Curalo, just past the Nev Cowgill Reserve. There were a few water birds in the lake and quite a few bush birds in the melaleuca trees on the edge of the water. All in all it was a good score with lots of good birds. Nothing new but some nice photos of old friends.

Bell Miner
Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

I could hear the Bell Miners chiming as I made my way along the creek. This one is an adult with the orange-red bare skin behind the eye.

Eastern Whipbird
Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceous)

Wow, so lucky to get a shot of this Eastern Whipbird. They are so elusive.

Little Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

There are no wattles on the Little Wattlebird.

New Holland Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

The white eye distinguishes the New Holland Honeyeater.

Welcome Swallow - baby
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

This baby Welcome Swallow was just sitting on the rail waiting to be fed by his parents. The parents would fly in, deposit some food in his mouth and then just fly off.

Little Pied Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos)

A Little Pied Cormorant drying his wings.

Far South Coast bird list

Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)
Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Royal Spoonbill
White-faced Heron
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos)
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Masked Lapwing
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
Australian White Ibis
Australian Pelican
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
Black Swan
Crimson Rosella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Great Egret
Pied Oystercatcher
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceous)
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)

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