Quick visit to Warriewood

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sue818
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Quick visit to Warriewood

Managed to get to Warriewood Wetlands a couple of weeks ago to see the Freckled Duck. A pair arrived just as I left for Tasmania so I was pleased to see one was still around. It did not appear for an hour or so but was worth the wait to get so close.

Sue

Freckled Duck

Bell Miner

Dusky Moorhen... love those feet

Great Egret

Red-whiskered Bulbul

WhistlingDuck

Lovely shots Sue. Fantastic getting such a close view of the freckled duck - great shot.

Warriewood wetlands is another place i have not been to - must give it a visit.

Devster
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Great shots Sue. The Freckled Duck and the Bulbul would be new for me. All of them are fantastic. Love the crispness of the Moorhen and the pose of the Egret. How lucky were you to get so close to the Freckled Duck!

sue818
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Thanks WD and Devster. It was an awful day for light as rain threatened. Surprising what turns up here. Warriewood Wetlands is not large but you can get quite close although not always down on the same level as the bird. There is a track over the road which is also quite good.

Sue

oconnore51
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Beautiful pictures Sue, I was there about a month or so ago, a great place.

elizabeth

dougt
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They are all great shots Sue.

HelloBirdy
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I particulary like the Bell Miner photo, and not a bird I get in Canberra

Ryu
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sue818
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Thanks All. The Freckled Duck is still at Warriewood. It spends time behind the reeds and out of sight but came out twice for me yesterday.

Ryu, Bell Miners are usually high in the treetops but these were down near the footpath so I was lucky to get one quite close. I am pleased to hear that they are not in Canberra because of their association with tree death i.e. Bell Miner associated dieback. I think there are more at Warriewood now then when I first started visiting.

Sue

HelloBirdy
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sue818 wrote:

Ryu, Bell Miners are usually high in the treetops but these were down near the footpath so I was lucky to get one quite close. I am pleased to hear that they are not in Canberra because of their association with tree death i.e. Bell Miner associated dieback. I think there are more at Warriewood now then when I first started visiting.

We've got plenty of Noisy Miners instead :/

Ryu
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oconnore51
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I have heard that the Bell Miners are on the increase there too.  I heard what seemed like many of them when i was there.

elizabeth

Woko
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If Bell Miners are associated with dieback what is it that's changed in the environment to cause this problem? After all, Bell Miners have been part of the Australian landscape for many thousands of years without causing the death of millions of trees. 

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