South-eastern Australia

25th September - 17th October 2010

Durras, New South Wales

After two days of almost solid rain and low visibility in the mountains, the following dawn found us at Durras on the coast.

Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

Red-capped Plovers were fairly common along the beach and were fairly confiding if you positioned yourself ahead of where they were feeding and waited on them to work their way towards you.

Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)

A few pairs of Pied Oystercatchers were nesting in clumps of storm-wrecked seaweed above the tideline.

beach-wrecked Boxfish sp.


Brush Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

The coastal scrub was home to numerous species, such as Brush Wattlebird and White-browed Scrub-wren...

Brush Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

White-browed Scrub-Wren (Sericornis frontalis)

...and the numerous banksia bushes were very popular with the Rainbow Lorikeets by day and Brush-tailed Possums by night.

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

With the holiday weekend at an end, I dropped Bradley back off in Canberra and early the following morning embarked on my main tour of Victoria alone...


Fitzroy Falls Back to map Hattah-Kulkyne NP