A sudden influx of hundreds of Musk Lorikeets this morning makes it almost
impossible to hear oneself outside the house. Rain has recently stopped and
the air has a beaut clean damp smell to it. They are going crazy out there.
Yesterday I saw the biggest group of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos - about
17 - flying again over Adelaide suburbs, this time at Hazelwood Park, flying
off east towards the hills.
Spent Sunday morning at Price saltfields where there were thousands of
waders. Little ones included Red-necked Stints, Red-capped Dotterels,
Sharpies, Curlew SPs, Red Knots, Great Knots, Marsh SPs, Greenshanks, Common
SP, and Ruddy Turnstones, while larger ones were Bar-tailed Godwits,
Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew, Banded and Black-winged Stilts, lots of Grey
Plover. For the ducks there were Musk, Shelduck, Pacific Black, Grey Teal,
Chestnut Teal, plus a few Swans. All the Cormorants except the Black-faced
were there, as were White-faced Heron, Little Egret, White Ibis, lots of
Terns were well represented with Caspian, Crested, Whiskered, and at least
20-30 Fairy Terns.
We were very pleased to get some good looks at ca 8 Rock Parrots and a few
All up we noted some 66 species - but boy, was it hot and humid !!
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