Yesterday I came back from a week at Main Arm in a
Rainforest gully next to Mullumbimby on NSW far North
Saw a few interesting species on the long drive
Brahminy Kite,White bellied
sea-eagle on nest ,Spangled Drongo,Pied oyster
catcher near Forster
Plenty of Whistling
kites,straw neck,white Ibis along the
At Nambucca heads, a white morph Grey
Goshawk circling around the treetops.Stopped of at a pub at Yamba at
around 5:30pm even though it was getting dark,managed to identify 3
overwintering Eastern Curlews a that where sitting on the sand
bar,plus other un Identifiable waders(too dark to get the scope
When we got to Mullumbimby it was dark,missing
Sooty Owl by an hour.
Woke up early to see flocks of White
Headed and Topknot Pigeons,Figbirds,Logrunner, flock
of 5 Regent Bowerbirds,Lewin Honey-eater,Grey
Fantail,Red backed Fairy-wren,Tas Silvereyes,Brown,Buff rumped,Striated
Thornbill,Heard scarlet honeyeaters calling,Brush turkeys,White Morph Grey
Goshawk,Brown Cuckoo Dove,Wonga Pigeon.
Later saw a solitary
Wompoo Fruit-Dove sitting quietly next to the
aw Rufous Shrike Thrush and went
up to a coastal place with no particular name(near Brunswick heads) but is
now a desert for native birds(no remaining native habitat left),but
still managed Scaly Breasted Lorikeet,White-bellied
Sea-eagle,Rainbow Lorikeet,Brown honeyeater,Brahminy Kite,Pheasant Coucal,Noisy
Friar Bird,Eastern Rosella,Sooty owl.
Heard chicken like screaching noises coming from
near the chicken coup of all places (wasn't a chicken though)
Brush Turkey,Brown Honeyeater,Brahminy
That night, heard wierd noise sounding abit like a
cat coughing,(a whispy 'heeee-oh'.....heeee-oh with 7 second intervals) it
repeated about 12 times.
Rose Crowned Fruit Dove,Bassian or Russet
tailed thrush?,Bar shouldered dove.
Pair of Osprey,Little egret,juv Fan-tailed
cuckoo,Mangrove Gerygone,Azure Kingfisher,Wedge-tailed
Cuckoo,Mistletoe bird,Rose Robin,Varied triller
Trip back was via train.
Swamp Harrier and a pair
of Blue Billed Ducks passing Hexam swamp,in train.
A few new species, but overall just a really
Total birds seen was