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Small (Robin, Finch, Thornbill etc)Malurus cyaneus

1 Superb Fairywren at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Malurus cyaneus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Oct 2018
Malurus cyaneus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Oct 2018

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A single male Superb Fairy-wren landed in a tree almost directly above me and I was able to snap off a couple of photographs.

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(A stonecrop) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2017 by ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team
Geastrum sp. (An earthstar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2020 by JackyF
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 May 2020 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 May 2020 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 May 2020 by JackyF
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 May 2020 by LisaH
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 May 2020 by kieranh
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 May 2020 by JackyF
Macrolepiota sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 May 2020 by JackyF
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2020 by LisaH
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2020 by LisaH
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2020 by LisaH
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2020 by KL
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jan 2020 by Ct1000
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
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Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Salpichroa origanifolia (Pampas Lily of the Valley) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
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Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Oct 2019 by KL
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Oct 2019 by KL
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Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Sep 2019 by KL
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Aug 2019 by JackyF
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Aug 2019 by LisaH
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Trametes versicolor (Rainbow Fungus) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Trametes versicolor (Rainbow Fungus) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Lepiota s.l. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 May 2019 by JackyF
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Apr 2019 by JackyF
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2019 by TomT
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Jan 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Jan 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2018 by JackyF
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2018 by JackyF
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Nov 2018 by JackyF
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Sep 2018 by KL
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Apr 2018 by JackyF
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Mar 2018 by JackyF
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 by KL
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Jan 2018 by JackyF
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jan 2018 by KL
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jan 2018 by KL
Sedum sp. (A stonecrop) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2017 by ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team

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