Bird Sightings in Oatley Park

The following observations were made in Oatley Park and Lime Kiln Bay

by observant OFF member David Koffel:

Striated Thornbill
Acanthiza lineata Australian Hobby Falco longipennis
Rarely seen in Oatley Park or LKB, 17.3.12. Also known as Little Falcon 2 possibly 3 over Steam Roller Park on 29.3.12, together with an Eastern Osprey. They flew west (very fast) after sighting.
Scarlet HoneyEater
Myzomela sanguinolenta Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus macropus
Possibly 2 on 9.4.12 in Oatley Park Female, seen twice during the day, 9.4.12. In the morning it had something white ( a pigeon?) in its claws. Seen flying west each time.
Mistletoebird
Dicaeum hirundinaceum Rose Robin
Petroica rosea
The Mistletoebird eats a variety of different foods. It commonly eats the berries of mistletoes   Beautiful, mature male.Lime Kiln Bay, 9.4.12.  
Rufous Fantail
Rhipidura rufifrons White-naped Honeyeater Melithreptus lunatus
9.4.12. LKB.Saw group of 3 recently! With Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. 9.4.12
Eastern Rosellas
Platycercus eximius Musk Lorikeets Glossopsitta concinna
They had not been seen for some months in the area. 9.4.12 In 4 or 5 flocks of 5 or so.

Total of 43 birds on 9.4.12.Also observed 2 fresh Wallaby scats .Butterflies: 6 species on the day. I have now observed 26 species in the park in the last 18 months or so.

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