July 4 Bird survey

In all, 44 bird species were recorded, including opportunistic sightings. Some highlights were the two Australian Pied Oystercatchers on the edge of the River by Peter Parrington (pictured), the Common Bronzewing pigeon, the Brown Thornbill and a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.

The native species in the largest numbers were:

  • New Holland Honeyeater: 65
  • Red Wattlebird: 62
  • Superb Fairy-wren: 57 (10 of them blue)

As always, the impossibly cute cygnets steal the show.