It’s a week later than I’d hoped to get these up, but here are my roadside birding pics from my aborted attempt at a field trip in July.
Birds on a wire near Coleambally. They flew off before I managed to get a good view of them, and I can’t ID them from this photo, it’s possible they’re introduced Blackbirds (Turdus merula).
Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris) at Darlington Point.
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) between Whitton and Leeton.
Straw-necked Ibises (Threskiornis spinicollis) at Leeton.
In Leeton I drove around to the Huey Road Lookout that looks out over the ephemeral part of Fivebough Swamp, which is currently full of water after a very wet winter. One of these days I’ll get a better camera for distance shots, but in this photo there are several Straw-necked Ibises, White-faced Herons and Black Swans (Cygnus atratus). There were also several species of smaller wading birds present, but they’re not visible in the photo.
And a bonus picture of a Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata) I saw in Victoria a couple of weeks ago: