Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Macro moth

We saw this delightful little (about 15mm long) moth on our thyme bush today. I haven't identified it yet but I thought I'd share it with you.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Leigh to Canvey and everything in between

From top left: Spot the Water Vole, spot the Nightingale, Orange-tip, Chaffinch, Adder.
(full list of sightings here - Southend Ornithological group)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Today at Wakering-Mandarin Ducks...

...also Reed Warblers have arrived.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Royal National Park, Sydney

Golden Whistler

Lewin's Honeyeater

We went for a walk in the Royal National Park, Sydney, today. I added Olive-backed Oriole and Satin Bowerbird to my list.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Tuross Head, NSW

We drove five hours south this weekend to the beautiful Tuross Head. I was checking out a car which turned out to have a big gash up the side (cheers Norman!) but we ended up calling in at the beach-side campsite and staying for the whole weekend. Here's some of the local talent.


juv White-bellied Sea-eagle

White-fronted Chat

Red-capped Plover

Bluebottle Jellyfish

Others noted included my first 2 Australian Little Egrets; a family of 3 Black-shouldered Kites; 2 Whistling Kite (bit stringy); an adult White-bellied Sea-eagle; Eastern Whipbird; Golden-headed Cisticola; Caspian Tern; 5 Bar-tailed Godwit; 2 Eastern Curlew; 10 Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Cettis Warbler and Blackcap

It's getting louder at Star Lane as we get deeper into Spring.
The main culprits this morning were this Cetti's Warbler (left) and this male Blackcap (right).