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This month we had a wonderful time at Rhonda Bunbury’s property and identified 43 species of birds.


Grey Fantail

Grey Fantail

Rhonda was delighted that we found a bird she had not seen there before, a very handsome Sacred Kingfisher.

Sacred Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher

A few days later I saw two at Moggs Creek.

White-naped Honeyeater

White-naped Honeyeater

We enjoyed walking though a range of habitats, and hearing the glorious songs of a number of Cuckoo species, Rufous Whistlers, Grey Shrike-thrush and English Sklylark.

Unknown nest

Unknown nest

Blue-winged parrots and Striated Pardalotes were in abundance and we saw several raptors, as well as two species gathering nest material.

Grey Fantail gathering nest material

Grey Fantail gathering nest material

White-naped Honeyeater gathering nest material

White-naped Honeyeater doing the same

Lunchtime in her most attractive garden was a perfect finish, with various birds entertaining us as they frolicked in her birdbath.

Rhonda's garden

Rhonda’s garden

Lunch in gorgeous garden

Lunch in gorgeous garden

Below are all the birds identified on this day:

1. Little Pied Cormorant

2. White-necked Heron

3. White-faced Heron

4. Whistling Kite

5. Swamp Harrier

6. Wedge-tailed Eagle

7. Nankeen Kestrel

8. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

9. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

10. Crimson Rosella

11. Eastern Rosella

12. Blue-winged parrot

13. Horsefield’s Bronze-Cuckoo

14. Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

15. Laughing Kookaburra

16. Sacred Kingfisher

17. Superb Fairy-wren

18. Brown Thornbill

19. Spotted Pardalote

20. Striated pardalote

21. Yellow-faced Honeyeater

22. White-eared Honeyeater

23. White-plumed Honeyeater

24. Red Wattlebird

25. New Holland Honeyeater

26. White-naped Honeyeater

27. Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

28. Crested Shrike-tit

29. Rufous Whistler

30. Grey Shrike-thrush

31. Australian Magpie

32. Grey Currawong

33. Grey Fantail

34. Willie Wagtail

35. Little Raven

36. Magpie-lark

37. Eurasian Skylark

38. Welcome Swallow

39. Common Blackbird

40. Common Starling

41. Red-browed finch

42. House Sparrow

43. Red-browed Finch

Ellinor Campbell