A quick 3 hour trip up to Brookfield Conservation Park with my good mate Michael Warnes to see what's flying around the Mallee at the moment!
First we stopped just into the park at one of my favoured spots where we found the usual suspects in this area of Mallee: Spiny-cheeked and Singing Honeyeaters, Hooded and Red-capped Robins, Mallee Ringnecks and Mulga Parrots etc. Plus a few less often seen species such as Pallid Cuckoo and four Crested Bellbirds (including at least one juvenile).
|Australian (Mallee) Ringneck|
We then headed around the Mallee track stopping at a few different spots to see what was around, we found both Variegated and Splendid Fairy wrens, Southern Scrub-Robin, Gilbert's Whistlers, Yellow-plumed, Brown-headed and a possible White-eared Honeyeater, Chestnut-crowned and White-browed Babblers plus lots of other species.
As we looped around back to the outskirts of the homestead we flushed a pair of Blue-bonnets which is a new species for me in this park so that was pretty cool!
|Gilbert's Whistler (Male)|