Saturday, 23 July 2016

Garden bird list after 7 years: 127 species

I have just completed 7 years of recording birds around my suburban home for the Canberra Garden Bird Survey. For the Garden Bird Survey (GBS), participants survey a site of about 3 hectares around or near their home. The survey is continuous, and recorded in weeks. My site extends beyond my garden to include a stretch of nearby Ginninderra Creek, so I get a lot of water birds.

Updated: Now 133 species in nearly 8 years.

Friday, 6 December 2013

An Egret catches a fish

Eastern Great Egret with catch, White-faced Heron in background.
I live just near Giralang Pond, a small artificial pond on Ginninderra Creek. The outflow from the small weir that creates the pond is a favourite haunt of White-faced Herons and Eastern Great Egrets, especially after a bit of rain. Yesterday I found an Eastern Great Egret struggling with a rather sizable catch.