Saturday, May 14, 2011

Birds SA walk at Hardy Scrub

Today I went on a morning walk with some other Birds SA members to Hardy Scrub in the Onkaparinga River National Park. The park is in the Adelaide Hills between Adelaide and McLaren Vale. The autumn view over McLaren Vale was lovely, as was this Purple-crowned Lorikeet perched on a wire at a nearby farm. The light was horrible, I had to keep the ISO setting pretty high which means the quality of the images is diminished. Early on in the walk we saw Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, and nearby Fan-tailed Cuckoo. We had been hearing Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos since the start of the walk, and soon 7 flew over followed by more, In the end we probably saw around 100. Other birds seen included Eastern Rosella, Grey Fantail and Eastern Spinebill.


  1. Great shots of the black cockatoos Tony. they used to make quite a mess in my garden on the ridge with their spring courtship dances littering the place with the new growth of the pine trees which they snip off and wave about.
    Great catch of the fantail cuckoo-shrike which is hard to gt in the open. Don't you just love it's falling trill?