Sunday, October 27, 2013

Three new bird sightings in one day at our patch 27/10/13

During a short afternoon walk around our patch, I was delighted to see three new bird species for our patch!  These were the Superb Blue Fairy Wren, Little Friarbird and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters.  This weekend was the local Toowoomba Bird Census count, however we are just outside of the designated census area, we all decided to take note of the birds we saw at our own patch over the weekend. The list is as follows:

Superb Blue Fairy Wren*
Red-backed Fairy Wren
Yellow-faced Honeyeater*
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Noisy Friarbird
Little Friarbird*
Sacred Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Scaley-breasted Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Australian Magpie
Magpie Lark
Crested Pigeon
Common Bronzewing


Little Friarbird

Yellow-faced Honeyeater


Superb Blue Fairy Wren - with a worm

Red-Necked Wallaby

Unsure on the ID on this one?

Potter Wasp

Potter Wasp - These Wasp's are massive - the photo isn't as clear as I would have liked - but I was hesitant to get too close!

Sacred Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher - returning to a branch after flying at the termite mound with it's beak to create a hollow.

Sacred Kingfisher creating a hollow in a termite mound.

Crested Pigeons

Crow with silk cucoon 

One Crow watching on as the other pulls apart its prize silk cucoon.

Sunset through the scrub.


  1. Hi Judi, nice to to see you finding and photographing some new birds on your patch. I'm guessing your unidentified bird might be a female White-winged Triller - colour and netted wing pattern.

    1. Thankyou John for the I'd on the female triller- it's not one I've seen often, but looking back we saw them here last year at the same time also. Thankyou.


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