Yesterday produced some interesting and unexpected
sightings whilst driving in to Coffs Harbour.
Before leaving home (Upper Corindi, Northern NSW,
20 kms NW of Woolgoolga) I had some nice views of Rose Robins, Variegated Wrens,
Golden Whistlers, Rufous Whistlers, Eastern Spinebills, Logrunners, E Whipbirds,
Scarlet Honeyeater to name a few. I also heard a strange call which I have
been hearing recently - must get to the bottom of it but should not state what I
think it is at this stage!
A nice start to the day but on the shopping trip
saw a White Faced Heron perched on high tension electricity cables by the side
of the Pacific Highway. It looked most ungainly and I don't remember ever seeing
a Heron on wires before.
We had just passed the Coffs Harbour Zoo entrance
when I noticed a very large bird in a field to the West of the highway. I made a
U turn and was able to drive off the road into the particular field - it was a
Brolga. Apparently there are a couple of breeding sites not far North of here
but it is a most infrequent sighting in this area.
Ninox Binoculars & Telescopes
(Swarovski, Carl Zeiss, Pentax, Nikon