Birding, NSW

The day was dull and it started to drizzle at Rainbow Reach.

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Our first bird

Rainbow_Rainbow Reach nr Jerseyville

Rainbow, Rainbow Reach nr Jerseyville

Actually this was not a dedicated  birding day, we were en route to see a friend who is working at the Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey – a shame we are not Country and Western fans.

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Royal Spoonbill

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Black-winged Stilts with Pelicans

03 02_birding Macleay_Jabiru

Black-necked stork (once called Jabiru) with Pelican and Royal Spoonbill

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Macleay River,Jerseyville

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Jabiru standing on pelican (I still prefer the name Jabiru – the other one is in South America so there’s no chance of confusion)

Bird List: 57 birds in three hours

Brown Quail
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Black Swan
Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Chestnut Teal
Pied Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Black-necked Stork (Jabiru)
Black-shouldered Kite
Whistling Kite
Swamp Harrier
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Black-winged Stilt
Pacific Golden Plover
Masked Lapwing
Silver Gull
Rock Dove
Crested Pigeon
Bar-shouldered Dove
Galah
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Laughing Kookaburra
Superb Fairy-wren
White-browed Scrubwren
Brown Thornbill
Little Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
Noisy Miner
Lewin’s Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Eastern Yellow Robin
Eastern Whipbird
Magpie-lark
Gray Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Torresian Crow
Welcome Swallow
Tawny Grassbird
Little Grassbird
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Starling
Indian Myna