Scott Conservation Park

Subject: Scott Conservation Park
From: "Nicholas Talbot" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 12:50:21 +1100
Hi All,
I went out to Scott Conservation Park (via Mount Compass in South Australia) for the first time on the weekend. My first time out with my new set of binoculars as well. There were alot of juvenile birds about including Crimson Rosella, Scarlet Robin, Grey Fantail, Red-browed Finch, Grey Shrike Thrush, Rufous Whistler and Tree Martin. I saw many of these around a fairly shallow dam/water hole about 1km into the walk. At the same dam there were alot of White-naped Honeyeaters including one with four bands on its legs (I'm pretty sure they were an orange and a blue on the right and a metal and a red on the left). Does anyone know who has been banding White-naped Honeyeaters? I've never seen leg bands on one before. I also had my first good look at an Elegant Parrot (plopped down for a drink about a metre in front of the bush I was ineffectually hiding behind) and my first Crested Shrike-tit in South Australia.
The full list for the trip was:
Wedge Tailed Eagle (flying over the road on the way in)
Tree Martin
Crimson (+Adelaide) Rosella
Striated Pardalote
Sacred Kingfisher
Superb Fairy Wren
New Holland Honeyeater
Grey Shrike Thrush
Red browed Finch
Rufous Whistler
Straw-necked Ibis (flying over)
Brown Treecreeper
Common Brozewing
Musk Lorikeet
Purple-Crowned Lorikeet
Grey Fantail
White Naped Honeyeater
Scarlet Robin
Crested Shrike Tit
Golden Whistler
White Plumed Honeyeater
Elegant Parrot
Red Rumped Parrot
Collared Sparrowhawk

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