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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 20, 2013 - 12:13am PT
I went across the Sound on the ferry for a fun social event at Matt Pollock's daughter's (Heidi) place (for those who knew Matt) this weekend.

Credit: Darwin


Forgive me for the spam, but here is a link to Heidi's husband's sculpture page.

http://eisenhoursculpture.com/
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 20, 2013 - 08:45am PT
The birding here is crazy. We stopped at a campground in Lk. Mungo and are surrounded by birds. I see a Brown Treecreeper and my sis in law says "no, it's a White-browed Treecreeper." I look and no, it's both, then out pops a Varied Sitella. Then a new Honeyeater.
Today we stop to look for Koalas. As soon as I get out of the car I spot a Sacred Kingfisher. We hike around in the forest and finally find one and some Pied Butcherbirds. On the way back to the car we walk out into a meadow on the edge of the mangrove swamps. We are hearing birds in all directions. A pair of Yellow-rumped Thornbills are spotted, then it's a Rufous Whistler, then a Fan-tailed Cuckoo, then a Drongo, then a pair of Torresian Crows, unfortunately we had to go.

Cape Barren Goose

Credit: dee ee

Drongo

Credit: dee ee

Brown Thornbill(I think, the Thornbills are difficult) with caterpillar

Credit: dee ee

Darter

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Sacred Kingfisher

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 20, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Yesterday we birded up at Werrabee near Melbourne with a local and got about 60+ species, 24 lifers for me.

Today we flew from Melbourne to Gold Coast and birded at the Koala place (Coombaba) for less than one hour (8 lifers).

Tomorrow we have a guide here in Lamington Nat. Pk. (east of Gold Coast). It should be big. They have Regent Bowerbirds and more here.

I'm up to 141 lifers!

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 20, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Great stuff Dee ee looks like you are having a amazing trip.

A few from this AM walk.

Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 20, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Looks like your having a blast Dee. That Sacred King Fisher is cool lookin

Credit: dirt claud
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 20, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:07am PT
Oops, I meant Thornbills not Spinebills.


double edit: It turns out it's a Southern Whiteface.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:51am PT
O'Reilly's in Lamington N.P. is the best so far.

Satin Bowerbird

Credit: dee ee

Wonga Pigeon

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Crimson Rosella on Uncle David's head (my bro in law and a damn good birder, especially by ear and with mimicry)

Credit: dee ee

Noisy Pitta

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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:54am PT
A couple not-so-great photos but....

We are in the Gold Coast airport and flying to Sydney in a few.

Regent Bowerbird

Credit: dee ee
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 22, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
croikys, this thread is better than an AUDUBON book!





Check out this Kukaburra laughing!!



http://www.wimp.com/kookaburralaughs/
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 23, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Dave - will be sad for us as well to see your trip end, but hopefully you can keep thrilling us with photos even after you get back.

What guidebook are you using? happy with it?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 24, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
We just arrived home.

The book I used is the Simpson/Day, Princeton Field Guides, 8th edition. We had 3 books in our group and I like this the best, but it is good to have more than one for the variation.

I also had the Australian bird field guide ap ($?, I just got the most expensive one), it was mega useful too just for the songs and calls. It settled disagreements on more than one occasion. A couple of times it was useful for calling the bird back, although it seemed the Aussie birds weren't as eager to respond as in the US.

I have many more pics and look forward to sharing.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 24, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Thanks dee ee and you all.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2013 - 05:32pm PT


Here's a humble offering from last evening's walk. I have to admit to being confused by the sparrows. I thought I had our local ones down pretty well, but I guess not. In this time a place, they should default to Savannah, but I'm having a hard time with that. Migration is staring here. We had a Wilson's Warbler in our yard the day before yesterday.

Credit: Darwin

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Credit: Darwin
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 26, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Went to Homer today to hike on a trail and look for songbirds. Lots were seen, few were photographed. I did get a great look at a Goshawk and then I caught two more songbirds on the Homer Spit.
Goshawk
Goshawk
Credit: cyndiebransford
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Credit: cyndiebransford
juvenile sparrow with snail
juvenile sparrow with snail
Credit: cyndiebransford
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 26, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Love them Hawks, great shots Darwin/Cyndi.
Here are a couple hummingbirds I got while on top of Kellar in San Bernardino mMts. Peak fire lookout, great views if you get a chance to go up there.

Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 26, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Can anyone ID this Parakeet (?)? It wasn't in the Aussie Guide. Probably an escapee?
edit: Thanks Reilly. Budgies come in many colors and are native to Oz.

Credit: dee ee

At a park in Sydney.

Credit: dee ee

Some of the birds at O'Reilly's were pretty friendly.

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 26, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
I'm so touched that they named a park after my great-uncle. I guess being
'transported' wasn't completely a bad thing for him after all.

What a nice wee Budgie!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 27, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
john hansen

climber
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Cool shot Dirt.

First thought,,, a Hummer.

Then ,a ha,,, Kingfisher.

Do you know what type?
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