Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Heyfield Birdwatchers - January 2009

G’day All,
Yep, I’m still alive. The heat and hot northerly winds at the moment are not all that wonderful, but I think I’ve got the greens well prepared!

On Sunday just three of us toured some of the wetland areas around Sale – Lake Guyatt, Sale Common, Heart Morass, Marlay Point, and Lake Kakydra.
It wasn’t a stunning day for birds, but among some of the better ‘ticks’ were, Horsefield’s Bronze Cuckoo, White-winged Triller, Mistletoe Bird, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Latham’s Snipe, Greenshank, Clamorous Reed Warbler and Little Grassbird.

It was good to be out and about again and in good company.

Regards.
Gouldiae.

7 comments:

  1. That looks like a pretty great list of 'ticks' for the day! - especially if those are only the better ones. I really like Gulls showing that plumage. Nice photos.

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  2. G'day Mick,
    Thanks for visiting.
    I'm always pleasantly surprised at the variety of birds at Lake Guyatt, only a stone throw from the centre of Sale.
    Regards,
    Gouldiae

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  3. Hi Gouldiae!
    Good to have you blogging again! Happy New Year!
    Very nice sharp photo of the Pelican. I haven't seen these guys here for ages...
    Regards
    Nickolay

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  4. Welcome back. Thought you'd got lost at the 19th ;-)

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  5. G'day Nickolay and Tony,
    Yep, back into it a bit more regularly I hope.
    Speaking of the 19th Tony, I might just crack one now. It's 1030 and I've just come in from putting the water on the tees after a stinking hot day. Started about 430 this morning, had a break through the heat of the day and got cracking again about 730 tonight. One stubbie might just slip down very nicely.
    Regards,
    Gouldiae

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  6. We have had two really hot, nasty days, but suddenly rain arrived late in the afternoon, and I am back to wearing a jumper - situation normal. Great.
    Hope you got some of the cool change, Gouldiae.
    Cheers
    Denis

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  7. G'day Denis,
    Yes it's been a bit more pleasant for two days now. No rain here, but it has been windy, which I dislike as much as the heat - dries the place out very quickly.
    Regards,
    Gouldiae

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