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A quick morning of birding in Australia (1 Viewer)

There is a patch of native bush with quite long grass at about a 50 m distance from my home, and this morning at about 7 am I decided to take a quick look at the birds that reside there. While walking towards the bush I saw 3 Bush-stone Curlews resting underneath a tree, a Common Mynah flying about (these are pests here and are all over Queensland), and a pair of Magpie larks walking on the ground. Right before arriving at the bush I saw a Laughing Kookaburra fly out of a bush, attempt to start his song before it got attacked by another Kookaburra who knocked him of his perch 😂 A little bit after that I saw 2 Sahul Sunbirds, a male and a female.

Once at the bush I saw a Yellow Honeyeater, 2 Peaceful Doves, and about a dozen of Striated Pardalotes. A trio of Chestnut-Breasted Munias flew overhead and landed in a tall eucalyptus tree where I could get quite nice views of them. As I went further into the tall grass (whilst only wearing jandals and shorts) I saw about half a dozen of Pale-Headed Rosella perched in another eucalyptus tree (these trees are everywhere, as you would expect). the rosellas started chatting away quite loudly, as they often do. I then saw a White-Throated honeyeater, all alone inside a bush. A Bar-Shouldered Dove flew overhead and perched on a power line. In the distance, high in the sky, a pair of Australian white ibises flew over and the screeching of a Sulphur-crested cockatoo could also be heard. A little later a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets joined the rosellas in their chattering and the bush was filled with quite a bit of bird songs. Shortly after this I saw my first lifer of the day, Scaly-Breasted Munia's (137). A single individual was feeding on some grains of the large amount of grass present, I later saw a group of 4 Scaly-Breasted Munia's and 2 Chestnut-Breasted Munia's together. I then saw a bird I did not expect at all; a Metallic Starling. These guys are usually in large family groups but the starling I saw was all alone with no sign of another anywhere. I continued viewing the rest of the birds that were still present until I decided to take a break and go back home. In total I saw 17 different kinds of birds and I spent about 60 minutes in the bush

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