Sunday, March 29, 2015

Night walk tracks plenty of Nightjars

Plenty of Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) sightings during 90-minute walk in Tyto last night.

Even better than birds in air and on low branches, one nightjar allowed extremely close crawl into its space at edge of track. Full frame image.

Elsewhere in Tyto yesterday, good numbers on honeyeaters, including White-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus unicolor). Picture  from an  earlier outing.

As also this Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) pictured flying by the Tyto lookout recently.

And active around the hide, Australian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus australis). Three of this species seen yesterday contributed to my tally of 66 species for the morning, with a further five species added later. Not bad for a 'droughty' Wet.

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