Sussex Inlet Birds and Views
With Kim's new view at Sussex Inlet, we are seeing a wonderful variety of birds. These are just a few spotted in the last couple of days, prior to the installation of the PTZ camera, which will allow us to see so much more!
We have seen a few kookaburras coming to be fed. These two were waiting patiently.
There are Crimson Rosellas
... and also what appear to be Eastern Rosellas coming regularly.
King Parrots are also coming, and they are not shy - eating out of Kim's hand. The above male was not letting the female near the seeds!
Rainbow Lorikeets are also regulars.
The Sussex Inlet PTZ cam has shown us a great variety of Australian wildlife and birds since it began streaming, a couple of days ago.
Yesterday we saw what appeared to be a Pacific Heron perched on a gnarly old tree across the inlet.
Later we spotted two pelicans perched by the water
Then, later in the evening kangaroos were spotted - this one even hopped up the steps to the house!
and one was also seen, after dark, not far from the camera!
Then later, during the night, this possum was seen climbing the nearby tree.
I saw that the kangaroo visits by Kim's continued into the early hours
Shortly after first light we caught a distant glimpse of a pair of Galahs (looks like the same tree the Heron was perched on yesterday)
If you look closely, you will see who visited in the wee hours of this morning (4:48 AM)
(Did you see the rabbit?)
Later, this 'composite' picture below shows who was waiting close by ...
It wasn't long before a couple of friends arrived and they all headed to Kim's balcony!
Afternoon made for Kangaroos
Lovely seeing a flock of Galahs in that tree across the inlet. At one point there were at least 12 of them.
Earlier we saw a Black Swan paddling by
and later the pelican visited - and went fishing!
Click to see pelican getting breakfast!
Last night Kim had a visitor - looking up to her deck
The composite picture shows that he lingered for a while.
Then this morning a zoomed view across the bay showed us another kangaroo that was peeping in the window on the verandah before hopping over to the steps. It looked as though he was quite comfortable there.
We are noticing frequent Rosella visits to the feeders - both Crimson (below) and Eastern Rosellas. Other birds, maybe because they're outnumbered, have to wait their turn.
This kookaburra looked so appealing as it waited for Kim to put out some meat for brekkie!
So many great captures...thank you
It was interesting to see this thirsty Pelican in the rain the other day:
Then a little later we spotted something in the background:
It was later determined that this was probably a cormorant relative - an Australasian Darter "The Australasian darter forages in water, often with only its head and neck exposed. Its feathers soak up water in spaces between them, allowing the bird to reduce its natural buoyancy and swim underwater" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasian_darter
Just quietly taking a dip