Click on the photos to see them in larger format. Well worth it for the bird shots.
|Thankfully no snakes on my visits!
There are two areas, one a creek off to the left from the car park.
Where I saw this most attractive fellow. An Azure Kingfisher! Alcedo azurea, a new species for me. Not a perfect picture because of the difficult light, but you can still appreciate how gorgeous that blue is. Off to a great start.
And this young fellow. I think this is an immature Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae). Which can apparently be difficult to distinguish from a White Bellied Cuckoo-Shrike.
|A pair of Red-Rumped Parrots (Psephotus haematonotus) taking a drink
|The sky reflected in the water
|Three Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) taking a rest
|A male Red-Rump Parrot showing off his assets
|Grey teals (Anas gracilis)
|I was very excited to get this shot of a White plumed Honeyeater
I visited three times over the weekend. Each time was lovely, and I saw something new. Like ibis roosting in the morning.
|Straw necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) and
Australasian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
|One lonely pelican seemed a bit out of place
|A pair of Australasian Shovelers (Anas rhynchotis)
|Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
|On an early morning visit the ducks were having a party!
|A reminder of the former quarry.
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