The Bird Report

Bird watching this week was where the Condamine River crosses under Lyndhurst Lane. We took advantage of the low water levels and set our chairs on the spillway.

Quote of the morning

“…I’ve been looking forward to this all week…”

Highlight

The azure kingfisher fishing just a few meters ahead of us.

The Learning Curve

Those that have been joining me bird watching have been on a very steep learning curve. I have very much enjoyed watching them progress even in these early days. I especially love the pure joy they have for being in nature.

Emma with the new bird watchers at the Condamine River spillway where it runs under Lyndhurst Lane, Warwick.

Unexpected Visitors

Bird watching was temporarily interupted by two foxes scuffling on the riverbank. As the defeated ran away from the victor, it did not take the time to take in its surroundings. This meant it was only a few meters away when the mistake was realised and it made a very abrupt about-turn and its bushy tail disappeared into the rushes.

Species

Australian Wood Duck – Chenonetta jubata
Pacific Black Duck – Anas superciliosa
Hardhead – Aythya australis
Rock Dove – Columba livia
Crested Pigeon – Ocyphaps lophotes
Peaceful Dove – Geopelia placida
Dusky Moorhen – Gallinula tenebrosa
Little Pied Cormorant – Microcarbo melanoleucos
Little Black Cormorant – Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
White-faced Heron – Egretta novaehollandiae
Whistling Kite – Haliastur sphenurus
Azure Kingfisher – Ceyx azureus
Laughing Kookaburra – Dacelo novaeguineae
Galah – Eolophus roseicapilla
Little Corella – Cacatua sanguinea
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua galerita
Australian King-Parrot – Alisterus scapularis
Eastern Rosella – Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot – Psephotus haematonotus
Musk Lorikeet – Glossopsitta concinna
Rainbow Lorikeet – Trichoglossus haematodus
Noisy Miner – Manorina melanocephala
Grey Butcherbird – Cracticus torquatus
Australian Magpie – Gymnorhina tibicen
Torresian Crow – Corvus orru
Common Myna – Acridotheres tristis

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