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laratinga wetlands

  1. Musk Lorikeet

    Musk Lorikeet

  2. Australian Spotted Crake

    Australian Spotted Crake

  3. Baillon's Crake

    Baillon's Crake

  4. Common Bronzewing (m)

    Common Bronzewing (m)

  5. Australian Spotted Crake

    Australian Spotted Crake

  6. Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe

  7. Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe

  8. Grey Teal

    Grey Teal

  9. Australian Spotted Crake

    Australian Spotted Crake

  10. Black and white with a splash of yellow

    Black and white with a splash of yellow

    So we come to the final bird at Laratinga, a New Holland Honeyeater, another new bird for me. Then Peter and Adrienne dragged me away from that wonderful place. We were now off up into the hills.
  11. Sore knees?

    Sore knees?

    This seems to be the only image I got of this Red-kneed Dotterel (do you think their knees are sore LOL). Nearing the end of this visit to Laratinga sadly... just one more species to show you.
  12. Not a Lifer

    Not a Lifer

    Wandering back along the path I found a bird I wasn't sure about, so posted it on the forum for identification. Of course a female Eurasian Blackbird, which I just wasn't expecting LOL. Quite a few species of European origin had been introduced to Australia (and New Zealand of course) but I...
  13. Bandit?

    Bandit?

    Arriving at yet another lake, we found this one had an island in the middle and between two ducks was a Southern Masked Lapwing. Pain pills are a right pain!! Seem to spend more time sleeping than anything else!!!
  14. Acrobatic

    Acrobatic

    Another Musk Lorikeet was showing off his feeding antics.
  15. They're real beauties

    They're real beauties

    I was really pleased to get this picture of the Superb Fairywren in such a natural setting. Beauties, aren't they.
  16. How to Dive

    How to Dive

    I know I showed you a Hoary-headed Grebe the other day, but this is a different bird, and I (accidentally) caught him in diving mode LOL. Thought it was interesting to show their action.
  17. Keeping a low profile

    Keeping a low profile

    In amongst the reeds we found a fledgling Welcome Swallow, obviously waiting for his next meal. I think this was the youngest one I'd seen.
  18. Pretty

    Pretty

    Well I do think White-plumed Honeyeaters are pretty. I'd seen plenty of them in Queensland, and now here was another showing off to me in Adelaide. What a couple of days... loo wouldn't work, now the plumber is waiting for a part to fix it! Then yesterday my keyboard wouldn't work, so had to...
  19. Southern

    Southern

    There's two subspecies of Masked Lapwing, this is the Southern Masked Lapwing which may, eventually get split. That'd be good, as I'd get an armchair split then LOL
  20. Cheeky face

    Cheeky face

    Within minutes Peter found a new Lifer for me. A Musk Lorikeet busily feeding up in the trees. So busy in fact it was hard to get a picture of him, with at least his distinctive head on show LOL. Here, it seems he might just have heard us and popped his head up to see who was talking about him!!!
  21. Spotty

    Spotty

    Then Peter and Adrienne Spotted another new bird for me in this Freckled Duck. A species I'd hardly been aware of before. Quite handsome really, isn't he.
  22. Resting?

    Resting?

    Walking along a path, there was a gap in the trees and I could see a black blob in the long grass on the other side of a ditch, which turned out to be an Australasian Swamphen. I'm not sure if it was just having a rest or was brooding some eggs.
  23. Reflection

    Reflection

    The next bird to come into view was a Dusky Moorhen, trying to make sure I'd not forgotten them.... it was about 2 weeks since I'd last seen one. I think the pale strip down the neck must come from a reflection from the water, as they're supposed to be all black.
  24. Such an easy ID!

    Such an easy ID!

    Of all the ducks, even the females, Pacific Black Duck is really easy to pick out, especially the males with that startling supercilium! The female has them too, but they're not quite so white. Quite handsome really, aren't they.
  25. An oddity

    An oddity

    The Maned Duck is so unusual, it's the only species in the Genus. The short bill makes it look like a goose, so an alternative name is Maned Goose. However it's also known as a Australian Wood Duck . Makes life difficult, doesn't it. But I don't mind - I think they're really handsome. Doc has...
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