Friday, 9 August 2013

Western Australia Day 13

As day 12 was a complete washout today's brighter, warmer weather was a welcome relief. I conducted an early morning patrol of Joondalup Lake south where I discovered a new species, Common Bronzewing which was present on the lakeside footpath drinking from a puddle. A full list of species observed as follows:-
Little Pied Cormorant, White-necked Heron, White-faced Heron, Australasian Grebe, Black Swan, Australian Shelduck, Pacific Black Duck, Australian Wood Duck, Musk Duck, Hardhead (3), Blue-billed Duck (1), Dusky Moorhen, Black-tailed Native-hen, Eurasian Coot, Swamp Harrier (1), Australian White Ibis, Common Bronzewing, Galah, Long-billed Corella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Australian Ringneck, Red-capped Parrot, Laughing Kookaburra, Spotted Pardalote, Western Gerygone, Singing Honeyeater, Tree Martin, Red Wattlebird, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Australian Magpie, Australian Raven.

                                                    Laughing Kookaburra

                                                           Common Bronzewing

Then an afternoon visit with my family to Caversham Wildlife Park provided more opportunities to photograph the indigenous wildlife with Splendid Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Rufous Whistler and Common Bronzewing all seen feeding in the gardens.  

                      Australian Ringneck taking advantage of discarded foot at Caversham Wildlife Park.
                                                                Brown Honeyeater

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