Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Myuna Bay

No spectacular birds at Myuna Bay this morning, but large groups of swallows swooping past us at ground level, and many heron, egrets, terns, gulls, pelicans and swans on the lake. Lorikeets, miners, honeyeaters, magpies and butcherbirds in the trees.

It was a fairly mild morning, and sunny until 11:00 so the dogs enjoyed a romp in the water. It is an interesting walk for all of us, to take the lakeside track down to the water outlet from Eraring power station. The warm water must provide conditions for fish to flourish, and birds gather there as a result.

Bird list:

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena (pictured above)
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae
Australasian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen
Magpie Lark Grallina cyanoleuca
Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
White-cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris nigra
Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus

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