Wednesday 30 December 2020

December 2020


A very cute Tawny Frogmouth family.

White-throated Nightjar

Pied Butcherbird with fledgling.

Pied Currawongs

Australian Magpie

Pale-vented Bush-hens

Dusky Moorhen

Variegated Fairywrens

Red-backed Fairywrens

An Olive-backed Oriole just out of the nest above, and after a week or so, below.

Sacred Kingfisher calling to define its territory, at least two pairs are nesting here.

The new generation has left the nest.

A young Kookaburra just out of the nest.

Spangled Drongo on the nest.

Tree Martins

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Black-faced Cuckooshrike

Black-faced Monarch

I assume this is the family of Australian Wood Ducks that had seven ducklings last September, if it is, only one survived to learn to fly.

Southern Boobook


Eastern Whipbird

Great Egret

Royal Spoonbill

Rainbow Lorikeets feeding themselves and their young on the flowering Brush Box.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet feeding young.

Australian King Parrot

An young Noisy Friarbird feeding on the Brush Box while the parent is catching some protein.

A beautiful pair of Rose-crowned Fruit-doves, feeding on the abundance of figs and berries.

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Pheasant Coucal

Juvenile Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Striated Pardalote

Noisy Miner

Juvenile Lewin's Honeyeater

It looks like moulting season has started - Kooaburra, Pied Currawong, Tawny Frogmouth, Torresian Crow,  Magpie-Lark and Pheasant Coucal (predated - broken calamus).

Brushtail Possum sleeping inside a termite nest.

It's always nice to see one of the reserve's beloved koalas.

Eastern Water-dragon

Dark Palm Dart

Orange Palm Dart

Australian Painted Lady

I had never seen this beautiful little butterfly, a male Small Green Banded Blue along the creek.

Rounded Six Line Blue

Common Crow Butterfly

Common Grass Blue

Tailless Line Blue, another new one for me.

Common Pencilled Blue

Zebra Blue

I am not 100% sure about the identification of some of the butterflies, if anyone wants to give suggestions please leave a comment.

Gastrophora henricaria

Two-spots Tiger moth

Pale Hunter

Yellow-tipped Tigertail

Common Bluetail

Scarlet Percher

A Banded Bee Fly.

European honey bees swarming - relocating with their old queen, leaving the main hive to the new queen.

Saint Andrew's Cross Spider

Nymph of a planthopper.

Flowering Brush Box