White-face Heron at Copley Retention Dam, Northern Flinders Ranges, in July.
Little Pied Cormorant at the inlet of Copley Retention Dam, July.
White-fronted Chat, Epthianura albifrons, on the shore of Copley Retention Dam, Northern Flinders Ranges.
Collared Sparrowhawk, Accipiter cirrocephalus, a small but fierce bird-hunting hawk seen in Copley, Northern Flinders Ranges in July.
The Wanderer, or Monarch, Butterfly introduced to Copley in the Northern Flinders Ranges by a local lepidopterist landing on the stunning Sturt’s Desert Pea in June.
The tiny male Mistletoe Bird has a distinct high pitched call and scarlet breast plumage similar in colour to the mistletoe flower. Seen here feasting on mistletoe fruits in June in the Northern Flinders Ranges, he will then excrete the sticky seeds onto branches of nearby native plants, enabling the semi parasitic mistletoe to germinate and embed into the branches of host plants.Continue reading “Mistletoe Bird”
The distinctive shape of a Black Kite with forked tail, circling over Copley Retention Dam.Continue reading “Black Kite”