Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Manning Point

Map picture

Manning Point is on an island in the Manning River delta, and with river one one side, ocean on the other, a lagoon in the middle, and remnant rainforest, heaths, gardens and mudflats providing a range of habitats it supports a variety of birds.  
The nesting Fairy Terns had dispersed but there were a number of them flying over the river. Pelican were there in force, along with Silver Gulls, but also several types of heron and egrets, good numbers of ducks, lorikeets in the hundreds, and lots of honeyeaters.
A notable sighting was a young Spectacled Monarch, an uncommon visitor to the area. He obligingly hung around for some time.

Bird list:
Brown Quail
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White faced Heron
Little Egret
Great Egret
Striated Heron
Australian White Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Square tailed Kite
White bellied Sea Eagle
Buff banded Rail
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Red capped Plover
Bar tailed Godwit
Eastern Curlew
Pied Oystercatcher
Masked Lapwing
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Little Tern
Rock Dove
White headed Pigeon
Spotted Turtle Dove
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly breasted Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo
Fan tailed Cuckoo
Azure Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Superb Fairy wren
White throated Treecreeper
White browed Scrubwren
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird
Eastern Yellow Robin
Noisy Miner
Lewin's Honeyeater
White cheeked Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Grey Shrike thrush
Spectacled Monarch
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black faced Cuckoo shrike
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Redbrowed Finch
Australian Raven
Welcome Swallow

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