This last Orange-bellied parrot (OBP) walk for the year started in similar cold and windy conditions to the two winter walks, however we appreciated the fact that it didn’t rain this time. A total of 45 birds were identified.

Where are those OBP's?

There were still large areas of water, so there were scores of ducks and other water birds. Of most interest was a  clear sighting of some very handsome, long-legged,  Black-backed Stilts,  and a Royal Spoonbill which landed very near us.

Royal Spoonbill

We did our best to flush out parrots from the paddock where lots of Blue-winged parrots had been seen in May, but didn’t but see one parrot there, so there was certainly no chance of seeing an OBP.

Maybe we can flush them out

Australian Reed Warblers lived up to their previous name of ‘clamorous’ with a wonderful spring chorus in the tall reeds. There were several raptors patrolling the water, and a pair of Swamp Harriers put on a splendid display for us.

Where are those OBP's?

Below are all the birds identified on this walk:

  1. Black Swan
  2. Australian Shelduck
  3. Grey Teal
  4. Chestnut Teal
  5. Pacific Black Duck
  6. Hardhead
  7. Australasian Grebe
  8. Little Pied Cormorant
  9. Little Black Cormorant
  10. Great Cormorant
  11. Australian Pelican
  12. Eastern Great Egret
  13. Cattle Egret
  14. White-faced Heron
  15. Australian White Ibis
  16. Straw-necked Ibis
  17. Royal Spoonbill
  18. Black-shouldered Kite
  19. Whistling Kite
  20. Swamp Harrier
  21. Brown Falcon
  22. Purple Swamphen
  23. Black-winged Stilt
  24. Black-fronted Dotterel
  25. Masked Lapwing
  26. Eastern Rosella
  27. Red-rumped Parrot
  28. Horsefield’s Bronze-Cuckoo
  29. Superb Fairy-wren
  30. Striated Fieldwren
  31. White-plumed Honeyeater
  32. Noisy Miner
  33. White-fronted Chat
  34. Olive-backed Oriole
  35. Australian Magpie
  36. Willy Wagtail
  37. Little Raven
  38. Magpie-lark
  39. Golden-headed Cisticola
  40. Australian Reed-Warbler
  41. Little Grassbird
  42. Welcome Swallow
  43. Tree Martin
  44. Common Starling
  45. European Goldfinch

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