Waterbirds of Loveday Cove

6 July 2016


During the week, I went to try and get a decent photo of a Musk Duck, after seeing them at Loveday Cove one morning (without my camera).  A photo didn't happen this time, but I enjoyed taking photos of some of the other beautiful waterbirds on the dam.

Bird list for this location at the time of visiting:
  1. Black Swan Cygnus atratus 
  2. Grey Teal Anas gracilis 
  3. Hardhead Aythya australis 
  4. Musk Duck Biziura lobata 
  5. Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos 
  6. Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus 
  7. Great Egret Ardea alba 
  8. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia 
  9. Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes 
  10. 2 Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus 
  11. 1 White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster 
  12. Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus 
  13. Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 
  14. Black-winged Stilt (Australian) Himantopus leucocephalus 
  15. Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops 
  16. Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus
  17. Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen 
  18. 1 Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris 
  19. Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena


Black-winged Stilt, Cooby Dam, 06/07/16

Australian Pelican, Cooby Dam, 06/07/16
Black Swan, Cooby Dam, 06/07/17

Black-fronted Dotterel Cooby Dam 060716

Great Egret, Cooby Dam, 06/07/16

Yellow-billed Spoonbill with Eurasion Coots & Black-fronted Dotteral to the left, Cooby Dam 06/07/16

Whistling Kite that landed for a second on the shore at Cooby Dam, 06/07/16

Superb Fairy Wren, Cooby Dam, 06016

Australian Pelican in flight over the water, Cooby Dam, 060716
Black Swan, Loveday Cove, Cooby Dam, 060716