Thursday, 23 April 2015

Hobart Weekend

Marg and I ducked down to Hobart this week for a few days to celebrate her birthday, visit an Aunt, checkout MONA and get out and about for some new species. We ended up with 12 new (to us) species from Mt Wellington, Lune River and Bruny Island:

  • Yellow-throated Honeyeater
  • Strong-billed Honeyeater
  • Black-headed Honeyeater
  • Forest Raven
  • Green Rosella
  • Tasmanian Native Hen
  • Swift Parrot
  • Forty-spotted Pardalote
  • Black-faced Cormorant
  • Sooty Oystercatcher
  • Yellow Wattlebird
  • Australasian Gannet
There were another 4-5 common species sighted with different Tasmanian races. We had high hopes of seeing a Pink Robin down along the Ida Bay Railway but it was not to be. 

Quite a lot of pelagic birds when we went out with Bruny Island Cruises, including Gannets and Albatross but hard to photograph and confirm identities at speed in a moderate swell.

Cloudy weather, tall bush and dull light made it hard to get decent shots and confirm sightings but I managed to scrub these up.
Swift Parrot

Black-faced Cormorant

Sooty Oystercatcher

Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers

Yellow Wattlebird

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