South Coast Trip, 26-29 May, 2012

Just back from a relaxing trip down to Kioloa, which is about halfway between Ulladulla and Bateman’s Bay, on the NSW South Coast.

Merry Beach, Kioloa

The weather was pretty good, the birding relaxing, and the sightings fairly reasonable. Funnily enough, the best birding was actually had around the caravan park, near a very degraded, stinky drain/creek. 68 species were seen over the 4 days we were away, with the highlights being looking down on a Peregrine Falcon as it cruised along the cliffs at Snapper Point; having a pair of Sea-eagles fly low over me while I surfed at Merry Beach, before they settled in the trees on the head-land above me watching me be awesome (haha!); three Hooded Plovers (2 adults, 1 juvenile) at Racecourse Beach at Ulladulla; and some of the most cooperative thornbills and robins I’ve met. Here’s a few shots from the trip for your enjoyment.

Eastern Yellow Robin

Brown Thornbill

Until next time.