My observations of the bird life in the Gippsland area.
Friday, 19 December 2014
Took a drive out to Swallow Lagoon last week after the 4 + inches of rain. Two of the lagoons were overflowing, so it was fairly wet in most areas.
Not being good on the naming of the flora this one is a mystery to me.
I came across a patch of Rosy Hyacinth Orchids, this one was out and two more were in bud, there were four others that looked as though they had been eaten by the Roos.
There were many birds calling; but photo opportunities were rare. One I did get which is a first is the above, a Female Scarlet Honey Eater.
As this was all happening a Wedgie was circling overhead he was fairly high and a good distance away, hence the not so clear photo.