Saturday, October 13, 2018


After a good run under the Yarra, the Drouin boys got away to an early start with some bird watching.

It was good to get some non-Drouin birds for a change but it did require some consultation at times.

A Baillon's Crake is always a good get in my book and here they always seem in better numbers and less shy than other places that I've ticked them.

That upcurved bill of the Red-necked Avocet makes them an easy species to identify.

Werribee is always good for the raptors and we had some good views of Black Kites and Brown Falcons in particular.

Add in the terns, ducks, cisticolas and the like, larks, Brolgas, the numerous shore birds et al, it was confirmed as a good day.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Belated Birds

No excuses, I’ve been slack in posting here. Time for a report on some divagations with Dave.
Dave caught this New Holland Honeyeater hawking at Cranbourne.
White-throated Treecreeper at Nyora
Striated Thornbill at Moe
Eastern Yellow Robin and nest at Drouin
Female Golden Whistler at Jindivick
Female Superb Fairy-wren at Drouin
Half-dressed wren at Drouin