I had last weekend at the coast, saw many of the same
highlights as Dimitris. Special mention though, must go to the
- Grey Goshawk harassing and being harassed by Pied
Butcherbirds, Kookaburras, Pied Currawongs and Magpies. Tuross side of
- Brush Bronzewing, my first. Northern side of
- Topknot Pigeons x 12, female Scarlet Honeyeater,
BarTailed Godwits X 2. All on northern side of Coila Lake.
- Azure Kingfishers, est. 12 individuals from 20
plus sightings. incl. a near head-on collision with 2 birds.
- White-bellied Sea Eagle, awesome sight flying
in the narrow confines of Coila Creek.
- Mixed feeding flock comprising 30+ Yellow-rumped
Thornbills, 3 Yellow Thornbills, Superb Fairy Wrens, Jacky Winters,
Eastern Yellow Robins, female Leaden Flycatchers x 2, Grey Fantails, and a Rose
Robin. Also a possible Diamond Firetail and Mistletoe Bird. Upper
reaches of Coila Creek, where the fresh water trickles in.
- Eastern Curle x 8, Little Curlew x sooty
Oystercatcher, Striated Heron x 2. Tomakin
- Osprey, Glossy-black Cockatoos x 3. Durras
- Rufous Fantail, Whipbirds x 4, and another
Rose Robin. Monga NP on the way home.