Tuesday, 31 March 2020


Early March

Great Egret

 Common Grass Yellow

Pheasant Coucal

Blue Tiger also called Blue Wanderer.

Assassin Bug

Royal Spoonbill

Grass Skipper

 Immature male Leaden Flycatcher

Evening Brown

Spangled Drongo

Banded Bee Fly

White-banded Lineblue

Big numbers of Blue Wanderers or Blue Tigers are gathering on the flowering Quandong trees, together with some Common Crows.


A caterpillar of an Evening Brown butterfly.

Leaden Flycatcher

Pheasant Coucal

Speckled Line-blue

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Green and Black Planthopper

Late March

Little Pied Cormorant

Comely Box-owlet - Grammodes pulcherrima

A newly-born Evening Brown butterfly.

Donuca rubropicta

A male Golden Whistler

Laughing Kookaburra

Dark Epicome - Epicoma tristis

Corky Passion Vine (weed) - Passiflora suberosa

Flat-stemmed Wattle - Acacia complanata

Male Variegated Fairywren


Royal Spoonbill

 Crested Pigeons

Almost hidden to the right is a juvenile Channel-billed Cuckoo begging for food to the Torresian Crow its foster parent.


Sacred Kingfisher, an immature.

Caterpillar of an Evening Brown butterfly.

Bar-shouldered Dove

Masked Lapwing

Caterpillar of a Variable Anthelid (moth) Anthela varia 

Triple-barred Moth - Mocis trifasciata

Lewin's Honeyeater

Evening Brown - Melanitis leda


Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth - Spoladea recurvalis

Castor Semi-looper - Achaea janata

Green Jewel Bug - Lampromicra senator

Australian Garden Orbweaver -  Eriophora transmarina

Short-horned Grasshopper

Little Black Cormorant

Grass Dart

Definitely a strange month in terms of birds, comparing to last year, spring migration didn't happen this year, Golden Whistlers,  Rufous Whistlers, Black-faced Monarchs, Spectacled Monarchs, Grey Fantails are all either missing or in very small numbers. Alas, I can't not think about the effects of the bushfires from last summer thorough the country. On the other hand, in terms of butterflies and moths, March has been glorious with very high numbers, many reproducing and showing all stages of development.

This month I have visited ten times and seen a total of 61 species of birds on average, 34.5 species per outing.