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Small (Robin, Finch, Thornbill etc)Malurus cyaneus

Superb Fairywren at The Pinnacle

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Malurus cyaneus at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2019
Malurus cyaneus at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2019
Malurus cyaneus at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2019

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The eastern side of the small dam had reeds as well as a branch sticking out. I heard bird noises, then a male Superb Fairy-wren flew from the reeds to the branch. It appeared to be moulting back to brown. There was a female around, but she seemed to be more on the dam banks.

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Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at The Pinnacle - 3 May 2020 by JaneR
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Chara sp. (genus) (A charophyte green algae) at The Pinnacle - 12 Jan 2020 by JaneR
Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at The Pinnacle - 12 Jan 2020 by JaneR
Potamogeton ochreatus (Blunt Pondweed) at The Pinnacle - 28 Nov 2019 by JaneR
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at The Pinnacle - 27 Nov 2019 by JaneR
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at The Pinnacle - 5 Sep 2019 by pinnaCLE
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at The Pinnacle - 2 Sep 2019 by Kurt
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Tenagogerris euphrosyne (Water Strider) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at The Pinnacle - 4 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at The Pinnacle - 4 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at The Pinnacle - 4 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 2 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
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Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at The Pinnacle - 20 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 20 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at The Pinnacle - 20 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at The Pinnacle - 20 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at The Pinnacle - 20 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at The Pinnacle - 20 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
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Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at The Pinnacle - 5 Oct 2018 by michelle.nairn
Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath) at The Pinnacle - 20 Sep 2018 by pinnaCLE
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at The Pinnacle - 5 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at The Pinnacle - 5 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Praxibulus sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 11 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at The Pinnacle - 11 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at The Pinnacle - 27 Jul 2014 by Alison Milton

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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