Saturday, December 19, 2009

Birdwatching at "The Drip"

These Powerful Owl chicks were photographed at "The Drip" by the Mudgee Bird Watchers group on Sunday December 13. 

The Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, adjoining "The Drip",  straddles three distinct eco-systems and as a result is home to a truly remarkable diversity of species of flora and fauna, with more than 160 native bird species recorded.  This environmental richness has made the Munghorn Gap a significant destination for Australian and international birdwatchers. The local bird watching group now visits "The Drip" regularly and is compiling a valuable list of the many species seen here at different seasons. We will post all sightings as they occur, plus additional information on some of our special residents, such as the magnificent Lyrebirds and the endangered Regent Honey Eater.

Other species spotted on November 13, 2009  included:

Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike
Common Blackbird
Common Bronzewing
Eastern Rosella
Noisy Friarbird
Yellow Faced Honeyeater
White Eared Honeyeater
Yellow Tufted Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Spotted Pardalote
King Parrot
Leaden Flycatcher
Pheasant Coucal
Red Browed Finch
Double Bar Finch
Red Wattlebird
Rock Warbler
Rufous Fantail
Rufous Whistler
Sacred Kingfisher
Straw Necked Ibis
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Wedge Tailed Eagle
White Throated Tree Creeper
Yellow Rumped Thornbill

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mike

    enjoyed looking at your pictures

    Jim & clive