Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve has a number of distinct areas and the Richley Reserve - entrance via Freyberg Street, New Lambton - is usuallybetter for getting away from the school groups and picnickers that tend to stay around the caged birds and animals at the main entrance.

I only had an hour so I hung by the ponds training my lens on the ducks, however there were lots of bush birds in the nearby trees. The whistlers, in particular, were very vocal, with some splendid golden males offering some excellent photo opportunities.

Bird list:

Eastern Yellow Robin (pictured above)
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Little Corella
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Superb Blue Fairy Wren
Eastern Whip Bird
Willy Wagtail
White Faced Heron
Australian Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pacific Black Duck
Hardhead Duck
Black Swan
Straw necked Ibis
White Ibis
Black Faced Cuckoo-Shrike
Welcome Swallow
Laughing Kookaburra
Little Black Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Australasian Grebe
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Grey Butcher Bird
Grey Fantail
Spotted Turtle Dove
Australian Raven
Magpie Lark
Striated Pardalote
Noisy Miner
Rufous Whistler
Golden Whistler
Yellow Thornbill

1 comment:

  1. I never knew about this part of Blackbutt!!! I am going to check it out tomorrow as it looks great.

    Thanks Marj