Thursday, 2 April 2015

Heyfield Birdoes visit Newry and environs

Despite a gale blowing today, we visited Nicholson Rocks along Kentucky Road but the real excitement was had at a set of cattle yards on the way there. They were situated on a north-south ridge and, with the wind from the west at 44-60 kph, the eastern side behind some well placed manuka provided excellent shelter for a heap of small birds seeking insects and seeds from a well eaten out and poo-covered paddock. John and Marg had visited the spot before and knew what we would find. We were so impressed, we stopped again on the way home.

Diamond Firetail
Red-browed Finch
Grey Fantail
Jacky Winter
Mrs Scarlet Robin
Mr Scarlet Robin

Other species seen but not successfully photographed were Tree Martin, Welcome Swallow, Yellow-rumped Hornbill, Willie Wagtail, Yellow Hornbill, Buff-rumped Thornbill and Dusky Woodswallow.

Magic! f8 and be there.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great little spot to see birds which aren't that common elsewhere in Gippsland such as the Diamond Firetail and the Yellow and Buff-rumped Thornbills. I'll have to call past there one day and have a look. Thanks for sharing.