Home again – and an unexpected visitor
We are home again after 24 days on the road in South Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria. I will continue posting articles and photos of my birding experiences over the coming weeks.
This morning we had an unexpected visitor to our garden, a beautiful Sacred Kingfisher. While we see this species around Murray Bridge from time to time, it is an infrequent visitor to our garden. When I checked my database records I found out that the last visit was as long ago as 2000, but I have a feeling we have seen it more recently. My records are not quite up to date. A few minutes later I heard a Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo calling, but it had gone before I could get out there to see it. We heard this species calling in many places on our recent holiday, along with several other cuckoo species.