Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 1, 2014

Shoalhaven Heads and Gerringong

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 11:24 pm

South Coast, New South Wales.

I stopped in again at Shoalhaven Heads and this time it was not raining. There were a few Bar-tailed Godwits feeding on the shores. They were in breeding plumage, getting all fatted up before their mammoth trek to the Northern Hemisphere.

Bar-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

One in flight showing the distinctive barring on the tail.

Bar-tailed Godwit in flight
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

And quite a few New Holland Honeyeaters in the bushes around the estuary.

New Holland Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

At Boat Harbour, near Gerringong, there were a pair of White-bellied Sea-eagles soaring above the cliffs looking for a feed. There was a mature male and an immature female.

White-bellied Sea-eagles
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

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