Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 27, 2019

Galena Bridge

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Murchison River

After a few days at Kalbarri waiting for the wind to die down, I eventually got sick of it and heaed off. I got on to the North-west Coastal Highway and stopped at the Galena Bridge Rest Area on the side of the Murchison River. There were quite a lot of water-birds about on the river. Nothing new or exciting but a few nice surprises.

Nankeen Night-heron


Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)

Black-tailed Native-hen


Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)

Pink-eared Duck


Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

Glossy Ibis


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Yellow-billed Spoonbill


Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

Wood Sandpiper


Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

I think this is correct. not totally sure.

 Mulga Parrot


Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius) – male

Peaceful Dove


Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)

Murchison River bird list

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
Grey Teal
Pacific Black Duck
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Australian Wood Duck
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)
White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)
Black Swan
white-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus)
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)
Nankeen Night-heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)
Great Egret
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Australian Pelican
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Australian White Ibis
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)
Port Lincoln Parrot
Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius)
Magpie-lark
Australian Raven
Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida)

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