Birds of the Illawarra 2019

The season is over. There is some very disturbing news from Cornell Lab of Ornithology: bird numbers have declined by 30 per cent since 1970 in the USA and Canada. Is this happening in the Illawarra?

Fairy Creek
34.40 S 150.90 E
A lone Large Egret (Egretta alba) sees a fish in the water. (14:35, 7th Oct 2019 (10/07/2019) at Fairy Creek.)


Goes fishing.
Catches a small fish.
White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) juvenile feeding with parents.

Sth Port

Then onto Port Kembla 16:30, 10/07/2019 to see what is flying around.

Lone Pied cormorant ( Phalacrocorax varius) flying overhead.
Australian pelican ( Pelecanus conspicillatus) in a flock of three.
Silver gull ( Larus novaehollandiae) flying with numerous others.

Not a great deal of variety on a cool spring afternoon at these locations.

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