Sunday, 7 June 2015

Heyfield Birdo's 4th June.

Seven members of the Heyfield Bird Watchers travelled to the Bush Family Reserve, 225 Hectares of bushland which was taken over by the Trust For Nature in 1999, and is managed by the Trust for Nature and the Meerlieu Committee of Management.
After spending just under 3 hours wandering around the reserve we ticked off  33 bird species. Wedge Tailed Eagle, Brown Falcon, White-naped Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Spotted Pardalote, Grey Butcherbird, Grey Currawong, Golden Whistler, Scarlet Robin, Australian King Parrot to name a few.
Brown-headed Honeyeater
 And the odd Kangaroo had their eye on us. (;
 Scarlet Robin
 Black-face Cuckoo shrike.
Grey Currawong.
We then travelled a few K's to a farm at Meerlieu a relation of one of our members, after spending an hour there over lunch we ticked off  23 species. Australian Wood Duck, Australian Grebe, Black Shouldered Kite, Silvereye, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Grey Fantail, Satin Bowerbird, White-eared Honeyeater. Spotted Pardalote.
 Wedged-Tailed Eagle.
 Scarlet Robin.
 Spotted Pardalote.
 Crimson Rosellas.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Butcher Bird.

Walked out the front door a couple of days and here was a juvenile Butcher Bird cleaning up what was left of some cat food. Back in and out with the camera, the bird was very obliging.

Juvenile Butcher Bird.
Back down at Desailly Flats the Black Fronted Dotterels were having a feast, counted 20 in the flock, also with them were half a dozen Richard's Pippets and a couple of Willy Wagtails, couldn't get very close, and eventually frightened them off.

Having had a further look at the not so good photos I am not sure if these are Dotterels, What do you think Gouldi?