Sunday, March 24, 2013
At least 110 Little Ravens were floating over wooded corridors skirting paddocks by Old Argyle Rd late this afternoon. Three Wedge-tailed Eagles spooked them. The odd Australian Raven was in the mix. Top stuff. LJ, March 24 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I didn't expect to come across a Great Crested Grebe in Bundanoon. I've only seen them on expansive bodies of water in the Highlands: Wingecarribee and Fitzroy Falls Reservoirs. Anyhow, one turned up late yesterday on a small dam off Blue Gum Rd. It was in non-breeding plumage, its long brown/white neck and dagger-like beak distinctive. That's the 3rd grebe species for town and bird 151. Nice one. LJ, 17 March 2013.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Last Saturday, in gorgeous weather, a couple of hours of local birding produced an impressive 58 species (particularly as most of our migrants have now headed north once again). Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (fleeing from the side of the road as I drove to Bonnie View), White-throated Needletail, Rose Robin (the first for autumn; offering up its ascending trill), Brown Cuckoo-dove and Crescent Honeyeater were the highlights. LJ, March 13 2013.