Jingellic is a small town that straddles the boundaries of the Greater Hume Shire and Tumbarumba Shire local government areas in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.
Jingellic has been the Christmas Camp for BirdLife Australia for the last few years. Once again we came here this year. It situates along the upper Murray River, which is the third longest navigable river in the world, after the Amazon and Nile.
This Whistling Kite has caused a debate among the birdwatchers due to its "wedged" tail. As you can see on the picture there are moulting feathers of P1, P7 Primaries and some outer tail feathers.
Rainbow Lorikeets, a lot of them at the camp site along the River. There are plenty of insects to catch, and there are a lot of babies born to Rainbow Lorikeet parents!
Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination for concealment. Definitely this Rainbow Lorikeet blends itself into the background color well.
Two eggs of Black-fronted Dotterel were found along the road side while we had our lunch on the second day of the camp. Again another good example of camouflage. But laying eggs along the road side surprised us all. A couple of days later some people went back to check and found a half of the egg shell laid on the same spot. Chicks have been hatched! Hooray...
Can someone identify whose nests they are below?
I don't think I have seen so many White-winged Trillers at one area. December/
January are the months for feeding youngs. Both male and female are feeding the youngs.
A series of photos recorded Kangaroo on the run.
Australian King-parrot - brilliant colour combination!