Western Water Treatment

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Western Water Treatment

My partner and I decided to try to ignore the smell and venture into the WWT plant for some bird watching. I recognised a few, but I still need help with some others :) (behind links due to size)

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/76058_530803193609258_548008446_n.jpg they were all over the place, and they liked to hang out with:

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538276_530802993609278_484033998_n.jpg these guys with the super long legs

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/602167_530802873609290_1227029997_n.jpg I want to say Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike but his face isn't black, just his eyeballs.

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306226_532259153463662_1776551847_n.jpg My first instinct was cormorant, but he wasn't black more a blue/grey

These last two are a long shot...



http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/65513_532259150130329_28133861_n.jpg All the same bird of prey, he surprised us by swooping in front of our car, so we were completely unprepared for pictures

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/164473_532259140130330_661531254_n.jpg An even longer shot, he was gliding around the tops of the super tall trees along Port Wilson road and was just too far away for my partners camera to grab.

It was a great day, saw heaps of other birds like Pelicans, Lapwings, Pied Cormorants, Cape Barren Goose...can't wait to go again! 

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Tagidoll wrote:

#1 - LGB - Little Grey Bird

#2 - White-headed Stilt used to be Black-winged Stilt

#3 - Black-shouldered Kite

#4 - White-faced Heron

#5 - Swamp Harrier


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Yep, I think the first bird is a Red necked Stint.


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Agree with all the above, except I believe Black-winged Stilt is, for now, still the accepted name used by Australian authorities such as BA Atlas.

The last bird is a Whistling Kite.

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