Monday, March 14, 2011

Heyfield Birdwatchers March 2011 - Canni Creek

G’day Bird persons,
We had a beaut day at Canni Creek on Sunday. Perhaps the starting time was a bit early, or the holiday weekend was an issue, as only 6 of us showed up.

We were well outnumbered by the birds
After a morning coffee at Bruthen we headed up the road to the race/golf course location and stepping out of the vehicles we could hear Bell Miners right away and nearly had to duck to avoid the Swallows and Martins that were circling in big numbers.

Bell Miners were persistently calling all day
 Nancy pinged a Yellow-tufted Honeyeater almost immediately and we were away.

The handsome Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Our list included Oriole, Cuckoo-shrike, White-naped Honeyeater, Dusky Woodswallow, Jacky Winter, Shining Bronze-cuckoo, Red-browed Finch, Spotted Pardalote, Stubble Quail, Scarlet Robin and Rufous Whistler. I think Nancy recorded 32 species all up.

Apart from the birds, there was a nice display of the little Parsons Bands Orchid scattered throughout the scrub.
Parsons Bands orchid - well named
The weather was a bit dull and turned showery just after lunch. We tried to persevere for a while longer, trying to keep cameras and binoculars dry, but it got the better of us and we headed home.



  1. Nice blog! Nice capture!

    Kah Wai

  2. Looks like a trip while it lasted.