Mitta Valley Birds

  • Eastern Crested Shrike-Tit (Falcunculus frontatus)

    Eastern Crested Shrike-Tit (Falcunculus frontatus)

    The Eastern crested shrike-tit was sighted by me on a walk around Wonga Wetlands in Albury but has also been seen at the MacDonald ‘Witches Garden’ on the Watchingora /Callighans Creek Road in the Mitta Valley.

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  • Australian Shelduck -Tadorna tadornoids Anatid

    Australian Shelduck -Tadorna tadornoids Anatid

    There have been several sightings of these birds in the northeast. I was with some other U3A  birdos a week ago when we saw two pairs at the sandy creek reserve. Leonie Smith -Jackson also saw a pair of them at Marks Smiths property along Yabba Road a couple of weeks ago.

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  • The Diamond Firetail -Stagonopleura guttata

    The Diamond Firetail -Stagonopleura guttata

    A group of Mitta Valley Land Carers had the pleasure of seeing the Diamond Firetail on a bird walk on Greg Hayes property at Talgarno recently. The walk was lead by David Watson from Charles Sturt University and was organised by Wise Creel Talgarno Landcare Group.

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  • New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

    New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

    These medium small birds (170-180mm) get around singly, in small groups or larger loose colonies and are readily adaptable to gardens. The bird is very active and rarely sits still long enough to give and extended view. It likes chasing other honeyeaters and aggressively competes for nectar and insects often taking these in flight. It particularly likes feeding on grevilleas.

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