Circling high overhead a large ?pale morph Little
Eagle, or Whistling Kite - with a darkish leading edge to the wing and narrow
gold line across the wings and widening to a patch of the same colour towards
the lower end of the wing. The wings ended in black fingers. The tail was
squared off rather than wedged. The bird was too far away to see legs or
The ride along the bike path today is glorious with brilliant
autumn leaves along the swollen river and new exotic plantings next to the
track. Small birds were Red-browed Firetails, Superb Wrens, Speckled
Warblers, Brown Thornbills, Silvereye, two Double-barred Finch, Grey
To my surprise 12 Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, 3 of which
were squarking to be fed, and one being fed were perched close to the track in
Radiata Pines for quite a while .
I saw one female Darter and heard a few calling. One
Little Pied Cormorant and one Little Black Cormorant.
Closer to Duffy, along the creek being modified as a result
of the Molongolo development, 2 Black Shouldered Kites, one White-faced Heron
and approx. 20 Wood-ducks.