Friday, December 30, 2011

Pengilly Scrub

I had a couple of hours free the other morning so I decided to go to Pengilly Scrub near Gawler. A fellow blogger has visited this spot a number of times and it looked very interesting.
I was only 2 minutes from home when I spotted this Great Egret. There were also a couple of Grey Teal at the pool.
On the way, I also saw this lone Galah. Always difficult to resist against a blue sky. There were lots of Red Wattlebirds chasing each other around.
At Pengilly, I heard an Owlet Nightjar from the gate, but couldn't find it. There were lots of birds calling. Rainbow Bee-eaters were plentiful, and whilst I was watching some, this Singing Honeyeater came so close I struggled to focus on him. There were White-browed Woodswallows everywhere, always lovely to see.
This flower was plentiful, but remains unidentified.
Finally, I noticed this White-plumed Honeyeater catching what looked like caterpillars, and banging them in a branch.


  1. Sounds and looks like a great hunting ground. I had not realised bee-eaters were so close to home. Only once in the 20 years we have been on the farm, have I seen them here.

  2. Wow, gorgeous collection of birds. They are all pretty but I really love the bee-eater. Wonderful photos. Happy New Year!

  3. Oh I Love the Gahlah...did I spell that right..oh well. Happy New Year Tony~

  4. Terrific natur shots. Hope you have a Happy New Year.