Friday, 13 December 2013

Bird Watchers Xmas Break Up.

Our Xmas break up is traditionally held each year at the Heyfield Wet Lands. Several bird species were sighted including a very flighty Snipe, Rufous Whistler and several duck species, the Clamorous Reed Warblers were in full song, and we had one sighting.

On our way back to the Wet Lands Centre we sighted a Coot on a log with three Turtles.

At lunch time we adjourned to one of our members house and enjoyed a barbecue lunch.

We are now in the throws of planning our outings for next year.

In the past week I have had a couple of strolls around Lake Guyatt, and have found that the Freckled Ducks are still in residence as are the Pelicans and a royal Spoon Bill, The Mistletoe Birds were busy in the trees, and I have a good photo  showing how the mistletoe is spread.
There was also a Rufous Whistler at the entrance to Lake Guyatt and a Great Egret in Flooding Creek.

A Merry Xmas to all, and Happy Birding.

Bird Watchers Outings

The Heyfield Bird Watchers have had two outings since my last blog. The first outing in November was to Morwell National Park, and then to the Traralgon Wet Lands.
Our trip to Morwell NP was to hopefully get a sighting of a Gerygone, in this regard we were successful. Unfortunately none of my four photos were in focus, so it looks like another trip to the National Park. However we did see some Stain Flycatchers male and Female, and a Lewins Honeyeater at the car park.

Another find at Morwell was a beautiful orchid growing from the bark of a tree, the name escapes me.
Our next stop was the Traralgon Wet Lands, where we found many species of duck, Swans , Coots a spotted Pardalote and a Little Grass Bird.

Our next outing was at Heyfield Wet Lands, see following Blog.