Birdwatching in Wagga Wagga


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December 21, 2009, 8:02 pm
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This is a follow-up to this earlier post.

Summer is very much here, and it is becoming increasingly hot and dry, but some birds are still in breeding season: Crested Pigeons (Ocyphaps lophotes) have been seen performing courtship rituals and mating; young Australian Magpies (Cracticus tibicen), Red Wattlebirds (Anthochaera carunculata) and Galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla) are frequently encountered within the town; many ducks are seen with broods of 10-12 ducklings; Fairy Martins (Petrochelidon ariel) are often seen circling around bridges and culverts, guarding colonies of their bottle-shaped mud nests; on the north side of Livingstone National Park a Jacky Winter (Microeca fascinans) was seen sitting on its tiny nest; and on the opposite side of the park Dusky Woodswallows (Artamus cyanopterus) were seen feeding dependent young.


This young Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is one of two spotted recently in O’Halloran Park, near Lake Albert. Neither had yet mastered the famous cackle.

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