Monday, 30 April 2018

Perth, Western Australia, 9th-20th April

Not long back from a 2 week stay in Perth WA to visit family who had moved over there a year and a half ago so not entirely a birding holiday, but while there I had a plan and suggested some sites that I'd read up on beforehand to visit that would get some good birds on for me and everyone else would also enjoy going to. Rottnest island, King's park and penguin island were all visited along with various other sites in and around Perth.
72 lifer's were seen but there were probably at least 10 species that got away, unidentified due to either being fly overs while in the car or to far away without my scope at that point.

 Welcome Swallow

 Bush Stone Curlew

 Magpie Lark

 Australian Magpie

 Crested Tern

 Female Scarlet Robin

 Australian Pelican

 Black Shouldered Kite

 Galah

 Grey Teal

 Pied Cormorant

 Singing Honeyeater

 Buff Banded Rail

 Brown Honeyeater

 Caspian Tern

 Little Corella

 New Holland Honeyeater

 Rainbow Lorikeet

 Silver Gull

 White Cheeked Honeyeater

 Willie Wagtail

 White Cheeked Honeyeater

 Western Gerygone

 Silvereye

 Crested Pigeon

 Grey Butcherbird

 Kookaburra

 Red Wattlebird

 Male Scarlet Robin

 Kangaroos

 Quokka

 Elizabeth quay from Kings Park


 Perth from Kings park
 List of species seen:-
Australian Raven
Australian Magpie
Red wattlebird
Spotted Dove
New Holland Honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater
Magpie Lark
Galah
Rainbow Lorikeet
Silvereye
White Cheeked Honeyeater
Grey Fantail
Pacific Black Duck
Spotted Pardalote
Welcome Swallow
Silver Gull
Darter
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Australian Pelican
Crested Tern
Willie Wagtail
Little Corella
Laughing Dove
Collard Sparrowhawk
Australian White Ibis
Grey Butcherbird
Australian Wood Duck
Kookaburra
Australasian Grebe
Singing Honeyeater
Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
Striated Pardalote
Black Swan
Grey Teal
Musk Duck
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
White Faced Heron
Nankeen Night heron
Crested Pigeon
Bush Stone Curlew
Common Bronzewing
Scarlet Robin
Splendid Fairy wren
Australian Ringneck
Black Shouldered Kite
Straw Necked Ibis
Yellow Rumped Thornbill
Inland Thornbill
Tree Martin
Pink Eared duck
Hoary Headed Grebe
Australian Shelduck
Blue Billed Duck
Hardhead
Brown Falcon
Australasian Shoveler
Whistling Kite
Red Capped Robin
Caspian Tern
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Banded Lapwing
Western Gerygone
White Fronted Chat
Nankeen Kestrel
Banded Rail
Wedge Tailed Eagle
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo
Little Eagle
Rufous Whistler
Osprey
Turnstone
Great White Egret
Glossy Ibis
Coot
Great Crested Grebe
Little Egret
Black winged stilt




Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wasp Spider, Oxfordshire.

 Wasp Spider

 Wasp Spider

 Wasp Spider
Found by Roger and Sue, the Wardens at withymead Nature reserve. 1st Record for Oxfordshire? or possibly the 2nd? as there is a report of one found in Nyatt's field thats in between Barton field and orchard lake at Radley lakes in 2015. Thanks to both of them for the invite to catch up with it.
Addendum:- Wasp spider found by Judy webb and photographed by Ian smith in Marcham near Abingdon in August 2016 so Rogers spider is probably the 3rd Record for Oxfordshire?!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Cuckoo Sat 13th May

Spent the day in Surrey with great company photographing this very obliging cuckoo.