Saturday, 16 December 2017

Australia - The End!

Our final two days in Oz gave us a few more goodies. Most noteably this Bassian Thrush provided amazing views at Minnamurra Falls. A very pleasing sighting and a species we'd thought we had missed - but it's a Zoothera thrush so all the sweeter.

Bassian Thrush

We also found a nice selection of birds at a nearby park...

Crimson Rosella


Long-billed Corella

On the way to Sydney Airport and our flight back to the UK we called in to the Olympic Park and discovered a flock of Red-necked Avocets - a bird I was very keen to see.

Red-necked Avocet

And there were some close Royal Spoonbills....

Royal Spoonbill

And our final lifer was this Tawny Frogmouth...

Tawny Frogmouth