Sunday, 1 April 2018

NZ Visitor_Bernd_Western Treatment Plant

Bernd spent 13 hours of his last day in Australia at no better place for birding -- the Western Treatment Plant. An early leave from Sale - 4am!! - meant we were at the crake pond by 7.15 for all the action and it went on for the whole day totally 80 species. Highlights were 10 species of duck, a family of Black-shouldered Kites, a Black Falcon overfly whilst a dozen Brown Quail whizzed about the track next to the Crake Pond, and some Zebra Finches.

Australian Spotted Crake Porzana fluminea

Black Falcon Falco subniger

Brown Quail Coturnix ypsilophora

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris

Australian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus australis

Fairy Martin Petrochelidon ariel
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris Acuminata

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata

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