More surprises at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

Today’s surprises were three Black Fronted Dotterels, and a family of Eastern Yellow Robins frolicking in the grass.

 

The still water made for good reflections of the Royal Spoonbill, who looked a bit disconcerted by his own shadow):

IMG_7158Standing room only for the Pacific Black Ducks:

A Purple Swamphen:

And a Little Black Cormorant:

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The Grey Teal stood out with his bright red iris:

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This tree looked, at first glance, empty, but it turned out to be chockers with European Goldfinch.

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And lastly, this White Browed Scrubwren seemed very keen to relieve the Red Browed Finch of a huge feather it had gathered.

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Another interesting hour at the Wetlands.

 

Michael Monaghan

 

 

One thought on “More surprises at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

  1. Hi Michael,

    We are just back from Costa Rica. We had a wonderful time. Our tour group was great, lots of interesting people and our guide was fantastic. And of course the birds were magnificent.

    I have just been catching up on your website and note a few misidentifications in your Jerrabomberra wetlands photos. Your spotted pardolotes are in fact a family of yellow-rumped thornbills. The purple swamphen is a Dusky Moorhen and the Little Black Cormorant is probably a juvenile white-faced heron. Juveniles have a grey face or with white only on chin and have a dull fawn to brown wash on grey plumage with a whitish or pale buff belly and paler legs.

    Cheers, Caroline

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