Saturday, December 01, 2007

Macau; Sydney 20-29 Nov 2007


Opposite the Venetian hotel is a lake which is getting a bit shabby. Egrets gathered to roost there: certainly Little Egrets and a larger one which was probably Cattle rather than Great accordibh to the book - though it does say there are lots of Greats in winter....There were also some smaller brown herons. Also White Wagtails.At Hong Kong airport Crested Myna were fluttering amongst the planes.Arrived in Sydney and went for a run round the Opera House and then the Botanic Gardens. Saw Little Pied Cormorant, Aus White Ibis, Aus Wood Duck, Masked Lapwing, Aus Magpie, Silver Gull, Noisy Miner, Common Myna' Aus Magpie, Rainbow Lorikeet, and of course the giant bats -Grey-Headed Flying Foxes to be precise.(

Great Cormorant, Aus Pelican, Noisy Miner, Superb Blue Wren, Magpie Lark, Willy Wagtail, Aus Raven, Crested Pigeon, Red Wattlebird, Pied Currawong, Purple Swamphen, Pied Butcherbird, Silvereye, Black Winged Stilt, Red Necked Avocet, White Faced Heron, Chestnut Teal, Australsisn Grey Teal, Coot, Dusky Moorhen, Royal Spoonbill, Pacific Black Duck, Aus Wood Duck, Aus White Ibis, Black Swan, Red Whiskered Bulbul, Brown Honeyeater, Aus (clamorous) Reed Warbler,

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