Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mt Bundy Station

The last night in the motorhome we spent at Mt Bundy Station. A perfect end to the trip. We arrived at dusk as birds were gathering at the troughs for an evening drink. A large flock of galahs caught the last rays of the sun from the power lines. Figbirds whistled in the banyan fig under which we parked. Ducks and other water birds fringed the edge of the dams. Black and whistling kite came in to roost in the trees.

A walk next morning brought finches, flycatchers, whistlers, mistletoe birds, and pardalotes, and swallows swooping above the water and perching on the wires.

Bird List:

Black-headed Pardalote Pardalotus striatus uropygialis (pictured above)
White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica
Radjah Shelduck Tadorna radjah
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii
Galah Cacatua roseicapilla
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
White-throated Honeyeater Melithreptus albogularis
Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher Microeca flavigaster
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris
Grey Shrike-Thrush Colluricincla harmonica
Australian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti
Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii
Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata
Masked Finch Poephila personata
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum

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