oops - sorry everyone. Krambach is in NSW about 30 minutes inland from Forster.
> Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:38:03 +1100
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] more bird ids needed
> Dear Kim, Nice photos!
> I'm afraid I don't know where Krambach is - that info would help.
> 1/ Falcon - I suspect that this could be a Nankeen Kestrel - the only
> falcon with a black subterminal tailband, and I think I see a trace of
> gingery colour on the wing.
> 2. Looks like a Pipit to me. If you see it running on the ground, it
> wags its tail up and down in a characteristic manner. Skylarks never do
> this and have a heavier finch-like beak and a peak on the head from the
> little crest,
> 3. Horsfields BC. Stripes underneath are incomplete and a single dark
> mark on face, no pattern of stripes on face.
> 4. Stubble Quail
> 5. I have great trouble with Satin and Leaden FC(don't see them often
> at all)-in last pic of male, the wings look more Leaden colour. And as
> you say, lovely nest!
> Best wishes,
> Anthea Fleming
> Kim Gillen wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > At the beginning of November we went to Krambach for a couple of weeks. I
> > was on my own for a few days - so I did some serious birding (as didn't
> > have in tow a husband who doesn't understand my obession!!) however I took
> > that many photos that it has taken me quite a while to get them in order!
> > Among all the usual suspects, we had a few springtime visitors such as a
> > White-throated Gerygone, Olive backed Oriole busily building its nest, a
> > pair of Satin Bowerbirds, Scarlet honeyeaters, brown-headed honeyeaters,
> > some noisy Dollar birds and Common Koels. Also swa ones that I don't often
> > see such as both the Golden and Rufous Whistlers who were nest building,
> > red backed fairy wrens, a sacred kingfisher, a little black cormorant who
> > flew into our dam, and a large family group of King Parrots.
> > Ones that were first time sightings for me were Varigated Fairy-wrens, a
> > Rufous fantail, a flock of Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Musk Lorikeets who
> > were together with Rainbow Lorikeets in a flowering gum tree, Black-faced
> > Monarchs building a nest and a group of Grey-crowned Babblers.
> > m("N02/sets/72157622764529569/","//www.flickr.com/photos/43736762");">http:
> > Also saw quite a few snakes this time - which is unusual and not something
> > I am all that pleased about!
> > However, once again I need some help identifying some birds. I have posted
> > these photos on Flickr.
> > m("N02/sets/72157622764788249/","//www.flickr.com/photos/43736762");">http:
> > 1. I know that it is unlikely, however could this be a grey falcon? It has
> > a yellow cere and legs and has facial markings.
> > 2. I was certain at the time that this was a Richard's Pipit. However, when
> > looking at a few bird books I am now not as sure.
> > 3. These photos are not brilliant, however is this a Horsfield's
> > bronze-cuckoo?
> > 4. Is it a stubble quail?
> > 5. Once again, I am confused about my flycatchers!! I saw a pair building a
> > nest but even after looking at the photos for a while I am not sure if they
> > were Satins or Leadens. But don't they build a beautiful nest!! I am
> > leaning towards a Satin as the breast marking looks to be concave? in
> > relation to its tail???
> > Any help will be appreciated!!
> > Kim
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