Saturday, February 06, 2010

Sydney Olympic Park 6 Feb

A free day in Sydney before an evening flight, but the day dawned wet and unpromising. I thought about going on to Brisbane early but the concierge said ti was even worse there! So I took th eferry out to Olympic Park again and had a good long damp twitch!

Aus Pelican, Pied Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, Silver Gull from the Ferry.

Along the river, Noisy Miner, Aus Magpie, Pied Currawong, Crested Tern, Little Black Cormorant, White Faced Heron, Superb Blue Fairy Wren, Aus Raven, Aus White Ibis, Red Browed Finch, Great Cormorant, Willy Wagtail, White Plumed Honeyeater, SilverEye, Leaden Flycatcher, Masked Lapwing, Welcome Swallow, Common Myna, Red Whiskered Bulbul, Striated Heron, Magpie Lark, Yellow Thornbill.

As I arrived at the Aus Birds hut a chap there pointed out an Aus Hobby overhead. I asked his advice about other '1 day public transport' birding spots and he suggested Royal National Park (train), and the lagoons along the northern beaches (bus). He had seen a Terek Sandpiper amongst Sharp Taileds, but I couldnt get to that spot on foot.

Moving inland Crested Pigeon, Swamphen, Aus Wood Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Chestnut Teal, Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike, Black Winged Stilt, Grey Teal, Bar Tailed Godwit, Great Egret, Red Wattlebird, Coot, Sacred Kingfisher, Tree Martin, Dusky Moorhen.

And finally in Centennial Park a Sacred Kingfisher. So 41 for the day!

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