Birding in Valla
Friday April 25th
Wyn and I with Lew Witten and Allen Hamilton did a recce, as the Bello Birders are coming to Blue Poles for Breakfast Sunday.
The Pink Bloodwoods, Paperbarks and Banksias are flowering, so we saw some good sights, this Mistletoe Bird a few feet away, a Noisy Pitta and Red-backed Wren.
Lew is a fantastic birder – he has the patience, the eyes, enthusiasm and the knowledge.
We were watching White-cheeked Honeyeaters, an Eastern Spinebill and this Tree Cereper whizzing in and out of this hole, thought they might be after native bees but we couldn’t see any insects.
The bird list:
White-headed Pigeon Australian King-Parrot Rainbow Lorikeet Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Laughing Kookaburra White-throated Treecreeper Spotted Pardalote White-browed Scrubwren
Noisy Pitta Brown Thornbill Yellow-rumped Thornbill Lewin’s Honeyeater Brown Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Eastern Spinebill Eastern Yellow Robin Eastern Whipbird
Golden Whistler Grey Shrike-thrush Little Shrike-thrush Red-backed Wren
Variegated Wren Grey Fantail Willie Wagtail Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Wattlebird Australian Magapie Pied Currawong Pied Butcherbird Drongo
Satin Bowerbird Mistletoebird Welcome Swallow Black-capped Terns
Silver Gulls Shearwaters Black Cormorant Whistling Kite
and the largest skink in the world: