Sat, 30 Sep 2006 12:52:38 +1000
A lovely spring morning in Dungog this morning and a new bird for the
property list , Pallid Cuckoo, being harassed by a Willie Wagtail in the
garden. Only my second record for the Hunter Valley area.
Two Dollar Birds flew over ( so I suppose that is a dollar each way !
) also Chanel- billed Cuckoo and Sacred Kingfisher around.
The day started when I opened my eyes and a male King Parrot was
eyeballing me from his feeding position in an Orange Marmalade Grevillea
pressed up against the bedroom window.
The garden is alive with Noisy Friarbirds, Eastern Spinebills, Red
Wattlebirds, Lewins and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. The normally
aggressive Noisy Miners are outnumbered and unusually quiet.
Bar-shouldered and Peaceful Doves calling as well as White-headed
Pigeons. Pheasant Coucals on the hill and Stubble Quail calling on dusk
the previous evening.
Crimson Rosellas and Satin Bowerbirds adding some nice colour as well.
Last weekend in a gully in one of our back paddocks where we usually
have three species of Fairy Wrens ( Superb, Variegated and Red-backed )
there was also a pair of Southern EmuWren , great to see them all together.
Gotta love Spring
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