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:


The Grey Teal stood out with his bright red iris:


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


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


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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