14 July 2014

Birding at Myuna Bay, N.S.W.


Starting point at 8.30 a.m. on a very chilly morning; much closer to home-base this one.

Pied Butcherbird - has a SUPER song.  Rather flute-like and it just echoed sweetly in the air.  You can hear it here on the Birds in Backyards fact-sheet (see side-bar for audio).

just a little higher, and in the same tree .. a Great Egret.  A strange combo, but it worked!



Sydney (sp) Wattle

..a bit fuzzy around the edges but these little boys move so fast, there was just one chance to hit the shutter while it was still in the viewfinder.  Superb Fairy Wren.

back out on the roadway, powerlines above, and a Bar-shouldered Dove

 Welcome Swallows


Silver Gull

...more from Myuna Bay next post

16 comments:

Christian Perrin said...

Looks like a great little birding spot. I agree with you on the Pied Butcherbird - one of my favourite Australian songsters and I can do a pretty good imitation of the tune too! :)

I was looking through my records for the year the other day and I think the Bar-shouldered Dove may be one of my most frequently recorded birds. I used to think the most common Brisbane pigeon was the Spotted Dove, with the BSD and Peaceful Dove sharing second place, but the BSD's have really made a comeback and I hardly see the other two at all. Is it a common bird on the Central Coast?

Carole M. said...

Hi Christian, I believe it would be considered relatively common here. Tks for your comments too :).

Jo said...

OMW That Pied Butcher bird is a handsome bird with an AMAZING call. I LOVE it. I simply loved this post and only realized you were from Oz when I saw the Welcome Swallows. I've seen these on another Australian blogger's -Stewart Monckton - post. Do you follow his post? He hosts a wonderful meme called Wild Bird Wednesday. Thanks for sharing all your amazing birds. I have never seen a Bar-shouldered Dove (not even a photo!) Greetings, Jo (East Africa)

TexWisGirl said...

love your birds. that butcherbird is a handsome thing! once again, another lovely b&w bird you have!

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful series of photos, the Pied Butcher Bird and Egret are really great.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole I love the Superb Fairy Wren and I know how difficult it is to photographs these little birds.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Carole!
Fantastic images of both large and small birds, The Fairy Wren is so sweet, well spotted!
Enjoy your week.:)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carole,
fantastic photos of the different birds. The long neck of the white heron is gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Sharon Wagner said...

The one swallow is really pointing the way. Or maybe he was pointing you to another great birds shot. You never know.

Gail Dixon said...

The Pied Butcherbird is awesome! I see egrets all the time, so that was a special find.

Brian King said...

These are fantastic! The Butcherbird is awesome! Nice shots, Carole!

Carole M. said...

thanks everyone for your enthusiastic comments ... and to Jo, yes most weeks I contribute to Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday as Carole M/Australia

Lisa Gordon said...

You sure found some beauties, Carole!
I especially love that egret.
Gorgeous bird!

eileeninmd said...

A lovely variety of birds. What a pretty place for your birding outing. The cute Fairy wren is a favorite of mine..And I love the cute swallows.. Awesome photos..Enjoy your week!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Thanks for yet another splendid post. I always enjoy the way you show us the habitat as well as the birds - and what brilliant birds too.

Helma said...

A lovely bird blog with a choice of several beautiful birds and little birds :-)