AudioDateDownLeftRightUpIconCloseDownload iconfacebookReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridLanguage iconListMapMenunoAudionoPhotoPhotoPlayPlusSearchStartwitterUserVideo

Checklist S19253109

Bushells Lagoon, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Dec 29, 2012
Party Size:
Birdline Australia
Black-tailed Godwit, Plumed Whistling-duck, Pink-eared Duck, others. Conditions at both Wilberforce and Freemans Reach sides of Bushells are excellent with lots of exposed mud at the latter. A single Black-tailed Godwit was on a bank about midway along the lagoon, seen in flight, with 3 similarly sized resting waders which I couldn’t identify without a scope, and 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers in flight. Amongst many hundreds of Coot, Grey Teal, Black Duck and Wood Duck were many Chestnut Teal, 9 Pink-eared Duck, a single Plumed Tree Duck, and 4 Australian Shoveller put up by a White-bellied Sea Eagle which caught a large carp. At the Blacktown Road causeway were several Black-fronted Dotterel and 3 Red-kneed Plover. There were more Intermediate Egret than any other egret species, about 15 in total, and several White-necked Herons. Interestingly no grebes seen. Clamorous Reed Warbler numbers have dropped with the removal of the willows along the causeway. Site:Bushell's Lagoon w of Sydney. Observer:Eric Finley

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?