Paynes Find Birding continued

Subject: Paynes Find Birding continued
From: Mark Stanley <>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 00:48:48 +0800
- sorry accidental transmission of incomplete list

Richard's Pipit
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Willie wagatil
Redthroat                             Quite vocal at many locations
Crested Bellbird                    Very common
Rufous whistler
Chiming Wedgebill                At least 2 calling at Warne River and 2
seen together.
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Inland Thornbill
Slaty-backed thornbill
Splendid Fairy-Wren
Variegated Fairy Wren          one party at Warne River
White-winged Fairy-Wren      Parties at samprire outside Wubin
 Western Gerygone               Only seen at Dallawlineu
Red-capped Robin
Striated Pardalote
Varied sitella                       Warne River Rd
White-browed Treecreeper    Warne River Rd
White-fronted Chat               One party outside Wubin
Brown Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater     Common but skittish at Warne River (ie Mark did
not see it)
Spiney-cheeked Honeyeater
Pied Honeyeater                  One calling male over Warne River
Yellow-throated Miner
Grey Honeyeater                  A pair near Farnk-O'Connor's site SE of PF
- another lifer for Mark, though Marieke, of course, has seen it many times
before. Agreed highlight of the trip.
Western Bowerbird              One at Ningham Homestead
Black-faced Woodswallow     Common
Masked Woodswallow          One high over Warne River
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Grey Currawong                  Heard only at dusk
Australian Raven
Torressian Crow                  Becomes much more common as you move north,
from about Wubin
Zebra Finch

The weather was great, probably did not exceed 30 degs during the day, and
quite fresh in the mornings. It was very noticeable how dry and quiet things
got as we headed back to Perth. Looking at Birdata, no birds are
particularly out of range but there is a near absence of records at this
time of year. Without doubt, the birds are breeding up post rains, with a
lot of activity all through the day. So if you get a chance, head up the
Great Northern. It would be great to hear what's happening further north
towards Cue and the heavier rainfall areas.

Acknowledgements to Frank O'Connor for bringing the region to our attention
through his excellent website; the good folk of Dallwalineu who got us on
the road again on Saturday; and the people at Ningham Station for putting us
up at such short notice.
Mark Stanley & Marieke Weerheim

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