First stop was Ash Island at Newcastle. First bird seen through the new bins?? An Australian Raven. But we did see a Brown Falcon, Whistling Kite and Swamp Harrier in the same field of view!! Followed quickly by a Black-shouldered Kite. He loves all the birds but especially raptors. Oh, and Rosellas.
Lunch the next day at Nambucca Heads saw a Brown Honeyeater and a tagged Beach Stone-curlew then we caught up with the family at Lake Arragan in Yuraygir NP where we camped for the night. This time it was a White-bellied Sea-eagle and an Osprey in the same field of view!! Plus 3 minutes of full frontal Red-backed Fairy-wren [no camera of course -- we were coming back from an early morning wander], a White-cheeked Honeyeater and a Varied Triller. We ended up having no time to see the Alberts Lyrebird in the Mt Jerusalem NP where they live behind Mullumbimby.
I didn't get the camera out much. Too much to do just birding with an enthusiast! Here are some pics.
|Forgot. A Brahminy Kite too!|
|Brown Honeyeater, Nambucca Heads|
|Beach Stone-curlew, Nambucca Heads|
Magic. f6.3 and be there!