Wyn and I led birders around Valla Beach on Sunday morning
We split into two groups to explore Jagun Nature Reserve. The forest highlight for one group was a Collared Sparrowhawk, for the other, a female Cicadabird.
After morning tea at South Valla, where the Saturday Valla Markets are held, we crossed the bridge and explored the Eastern ridge of Miilba (Deep Creek)- with wonderful views of Mistletoe Birds. We crossed back and followed the river upstream.
The tide was still too high for waders on the mudflats, but it was lovely to watch the Galahs and Lorikeets pop in and out of their nest holes.
Luckily, the fresh sea breeze kept the morning comfortable. Thanks to everyone for making it fun and interesting birding. Total 58 species.
Pacific Black Duck
Little Pied Cormorant
Australian White Ibis
Buff-banded Rail (Thanks to Ellany Whelan’s persistence)
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Eastern Yellow Robin