Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Western Australia Day 10

A late morning walk with my wife, daughter and Bella the dog along the west side of Joondalup Lake provided the following species:-
Little Pied Cormorant, Australasian Grebe, Hoary-headed Grebe, Black Swan, Australian Shelduck, Pacific Black Duck, Chestnut Teal, Australasian Shoveler, Australian Wood Duck, Musk Duck, Eurasian Coot, Australian White Ibis, Feral Rock Dove, Spotted Turtle Dove, Carnaby's (short-billed) Black Cockatoo, Galah, Little Corella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Australian Ringneck, Laughing Kookaburra, Welcome Swallow, Weebill, Western Gerygone, Red Wattlebird, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Grey Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Australian Raven.

                                                                 Eurasian Coot
The Eurasian Coot at Joondalup Lake have a blue hue to the tip of the bill and this might be due to diet or water quality or may even be a genetic difference.   

                                                                Chestnut Teal

                                                              Laughing Kookaburra

                                                           Western Grey Kangaroo

Later I visited Joondalup Lake South where I discovered two new species, White-necked Heron and Hardhead (White-eyed Duck).

Along the footpath I discovered a large Red Bull Ant and later a recently hatched Long-necked Turtle.


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