Friday, July 10, 2009

Charles Darwin National Park

This is a great spot almost in the middle of the city - and giving great views of the city and harbour. Not a large area, but covering a number of habitats including woodland, mangroves and the lawns and shrubs of the picnic area.

In the car park were two big groups of red-tailed black cockatoos and an equal number of red-collared lorikeets. Honeyeaters were feeding on eucalypt blossoms, and raptors soared overhead.

Not a good photo day, the birds for the most part stayed high in the canopy behind clumps of leaves, But it was a beautiful day to be out, and the military history in the park the new growth after a bush fire the number of trees in blossom and the wealth of birds made for a great walk.

Bird List:

Leaden Flycatcher Myiagra rubecula (pictured above)
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura
Peaceful Dove Geopelia striata
Bar-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii
Galah Cacatua roseicapilla
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea
Red-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Red-winged Parrot Aprosmictus erythropterus
Northern Rosella Platycercus venustus
Helmeted Friarbird Philemon buceroides
White-throated Honeyeater Melithreptus albogularis
Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta
Red-headed Honeyeater Myzomela erythrocephala
White-winged Triller Lalage sueurii
Varied Triller Lalage leucomela
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorhynchus
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum

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