Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Port Arthur 2012

Drove to Port Arthur historical site, saw quite a number of Wallabies carcasses at roadside along the way, they are the commonest road-kills there. Their remains attracted carrion feeder like Forest Ravens (Tasmanian Ravens) Corvus tasmanicus, which are huge birds at 54 cm, they will fly off on approaching cars, no photos of them Ravens though.

I do not know whether these are bales of Pea straws or Hay in the fields just outside Hobart. 
  Gorgeous lawn at Port Arthur.
Barracks at Port Arthur.
Australian Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris, foraging on the lawn of Port Arthur Historical site.
Penitentiary at Port Arthur.
Barracks at Port Arthur.
Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles.
European Goldfinch Cardelis carduelis.
Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus proves too far and too small for my camera.
Female Common Blackbird Turdus merula, very similar looking to juvenile Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris.

New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae.
Cemetery in front of a cafe at the junction to Port Arthur.
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae.
A Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus flying along the coast at Fossil Bay.
Fossil Bay look out, fastastic coastal scene.
Tasmanian Arch.
Ghost Tour
Sorell and Richmond will come next.

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