Spotted Pardalote (Photo by Gail Bryant)

Last Sunday I travelled to Merrifield and Gwydir Park Rd TSR, between Armidale and Bundarra, with my friend Peter. I was able to add 17 new birds to my list for the year. Now have 132 for the year. Video was not taken of all these species on the day as I have been taking video in HD since the beginning of 2009 and already have most of these species.

Bird list for the day:

as well as Superb Fairy-Wren, Spotted Pardalote, Rufous Whistler, Willie Wagtail, Australian Magpie, Noisy Minor, Noisy Friarbird, Grey Butcherbird, Crimson Rosella, Eastern Rosella and Welcome Swallow.

Also saw

at a lake on the way home. Not bad for a morning!!