Sunday, 17 May 2009

Rock Warbler, Royal National Park

Third time lucky! After a couple of attempts at finding the only endemic to New South Wales, today's efforts turned up a pair. Two Origma, or Rock Warblers, came hopping down the Curra Brook as we took a breather from our loop around the beautiful Curra Moors track. Great birds and a much wanted tick.

Origma or Rock Warbler  Origma solitaria

Curra Brook meets the South Pacific. Apparently a good spot for Rock Warblers. Thanks to Steve Anyon-Smith's guide, 'Birdwatching in Royal Heathcoat & National Park'.

Silvereye  Zosterops lateralis
Others seen today included three brown quails, two flushed and one showing well at Garie Beach; three White-bellied Sea-eagles, two juvs and an adult together; a cracking Peregrine Falcon and a Bush Rat (we think).

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