A little bit of birding in Narrandera

View from the balcony of our cabin in Narrandera

Sydney Trip report June 2011

On the first day of our journey home we stayed in a cabin in the Lake Talbot Tourist Park, the same park as on our way over. This time we were upgraded to a cabin with a spa. Nice added extra at no extra cost. We had a very nice spa before retiring for the night. Next morning when we opened the blinds we were pleased with the view from our cabin balcony. This overlooked Lake Talbot and I was able to make a very nice list of birds while we had breakfast and packed the car (see the list below). Before leaving we drove down to the boat launching ramp just below our cabin and I was able to add a few more species to a growing list.

Just after breakfast I noticed a few birds in the bushes near the balcony, including several Chestnut-rumped Thornbills. It flew off before I could get a good shot, so I apologise for the blurred image (below). You can see better photos here.

Blurred photo of a Chestnut-rumped Thornbill in flight

Birds seen in or near Lake Talbot Tourist Park, Narrandera:

  • Black swan
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Yellow Rosella
  • Black cormorant
  • White-necked Heron
  • Yellow-billed Spoonbill
  • Hoary Headed Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Grey Fantail
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Yellow-rumped Thornbill
  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
  • Weebill
  • Magpie Lark
  • Common Blackbird
  • Rock Dove
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Australian Magpie

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