Favourite Birding Spot #4 Lake Inchiquin, Clare part 2

Lake Inchiquin, Clare

Lake Inchiquin, Clare

Yesterday I wrote about the water birds of one of my favourite birding spots, Inchiquin Lake in Clare in the mid-north of South Australia. This is but two minutes walk from my daughter’s home and five minutes walk from where we used to live in the early 1980s.
Today I want to write about the other birds I have seen in this wonderful spot. Along the path, in the trees and the nearby picnic area I have often seen the following species:

  • Crested Pigeon (common)
  • Bronzewing Pigeon (uncommon)
  • Peaceful Dove (occasional)
  • Rock Dove (common)
  • Spotted Turtledove (common)
  • Galah (very common)
  • Rainbow Lorikeet (common)
  • Musk Lorikeet (very common)
  • Red Rumped Parrot (common)
  • Adelaide Rosella (common)
  • Tawny Frogmouth (recorded once)
  • Southern Boobook Owl (often heard at night)
  • Welcome Swallow (very common)
  • Laughing Kookaburra (common)
  • Yellow Rumped Thornbill (common)
  • Red Wattlebird (common)
  • Noisy Miner (common)
  • White Plumed Honeyeater (common)
  • New Holland Honeyeater (common)
  • Willie Wagtail (common)
  • Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike (occasional)
  • Common Blackbird (common)
  • Magpie Lark (common)
  • Australian Magpie (common)
  • Little Raven (common)
  • Common Starling (common)
  • House Sparrow (common)

I have only listed species that I have seen on a regular basis, or species of special note. In all I have seen nearly a hundred different species over the years. It is a delightful spot to visit with an easy walking path, seats overlooking the lake and picnic tables nearby.


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