Wednesday, 4 April 2018

180307_McKinnon's Point and Briagolong Red Gum Reserve

It was a great day for birding. Warm, not hot. Gentle breeze, not windy. Nice light, no glare. Ten people, great company. McKinnon's Point north of Blue Pool then the Red Gum Reserve south of Briag.

First birds were two emus on the road to Blue Pool. Second bird was a Spotted Quail-thrush. Third bird was a disappearing Peregrine Falcon at McKinnon's point. Choughs, robins, fantails, cuckoo shrike and shrike thrush. Butcherbirds, thornbills, parts and scrubbers. Six honeyeaters and wrens too. Bowerbird, lyrebird. Cockies and kooks. And a wedgie. And lots of weevils. A great morning.

Azure Kingfisher  Alcedo azurea

Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis

Pied Currawong Strepera granulina