Sunday, June 14, 2009

Leanyer Primary School

We have had a relaxed weekend, arriving in Darwin at midnight takes a while to recover from. And catching up with family news and gossip takes a while too.

Today Fran had to tend to the class garden at school, so I went along to help plant, water and mulch. The school grounds supported a wealth of birdlife including a number of different honeyeaters and large groups of ibis and lapwings.

Bird List:

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus (pictured above)
Green Figbird Sphecotheres viridis
Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
Bar-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis
Galah Cacatua roseicapilla
Red-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
Little Friarbird Philemon citreogularis
White-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus unicolor
White-throated Honeyeater Melithreptus albogularis
Rufous-banded Honeyeater Conopophila albogularis

1 comment:

  1. You are probably tired of hearing from me...but you have birds I've never seen. Love the Rainbow Bee eater.