Saturday, 25 June 2011

Dryandra Woodlands

Had a quick trip to Perth this week for work and the cheapest flight home was the Sunday morning "red-eye", which gave me the opportunity to visit the Dryandra Woodlands for the first time. Dryandra is approx. 170km SE of Perth (see map). Driving down Highway 30, I got to Jarrahdale State Forest and Midgegoroo National Park just after sunrise and found a flock of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos high in the trees. Still low light and they were moving around a lot but managed a few shots of this pair

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Midgegoroo National Park

The road also passes through farmland and the roadside vegetation was full of early morning avian activity with this Brown Falcon a highlight.

Brown Falcon, Wandering-Pingelly Road, WA

It was still early morning when I reached the Dryandra Woodlands

Dryandra Woodlands, WA

Highlights included:

Twenty-eight Parrot, Dryandra Woodlands, WA
Weebill, Dryandra Woodlands, WA

and one for the life-time list:

Rufous Treecreeper, Dryandra Woodlands, WA

On the drive back to Perth I headed out to the coast to visit Point Peron. There was an approaching storm so didn't stay long but there were lots of cormorants, pelicans and gulls flying past the lookout.

Pied Cormorant, Point Peron, WA

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