Our Bushland Diary

Sunday, July 17, 2011

birds watched at Woodlake

It was a cold breezy overcast day for our bird walk last week at Woodlake.  Despite that, a keen group gathered for a one-hour stroll around the lake perimeter.  The cold weather didn't deter the birds.

Here's a list of what we saw, with links for more information on each species.

Western Wattlebirds (sometimes called Little Wattlebird)

"Twenty-eights" (Port Lincoln Parrots or Australian Ringnecks)

Brown Honeyeater

Spotted Turtledoves (an introduced species)

The bird highlight of the day, for me, though, occurred when returning to the carpark.  There in the shrubs was a Splendid Fairy-wren, shining out in his iridescent blue feathers.  We watched for a couple of minutes, then a female appeared and the pair descended to the ground to forage for insects. 

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