Day 2 of Tasmania birding tour: Hobart and Bruny Island

Day Two: Waking in Hobart and taking a drive to the town of Kettering where we took a ferry to Bruny Island for some intense birding. 

I took a post-breakfast stroll on the docks across the street from our Hobart hotel.




View of Mount Wellington from the dock:





Old Henry Jones & Co. Jam buildings, now renovated into a hotel and gallery complex:



Birds seen while in Kettering below. 

Pied Oystercatcher on a lawn (an unusual sight to see one on grass):



New Holland Honeyeater:




Blackbird:


European Goldfinch: 


Views from the Bruny Island Ferry:



Black-faced Cormorants:



What I believe were Silver Gulls:



Our landing at Bruny Island:




Forty Spotted Pardalote seen by Dennes Point:


Echidna on a field in the distance:


Brown Falcon:







Brown Falcon:


New Holland Honeyeater:


Spotted Pardalote singing away:



A much closer look at another Echidna:






Flame Robin:


New Holland Honeyeater in flight (not a great shot but it's nice to see its wings):


We had lunch at the delightful Hothouse Cafe. View of the Tasman Peninsula from the cafe's lawn:


View of Mount Wellington:


Green Rosella enjoying milkweed on the lawn by the car park:





We traveled to Adventure Bay to search for the Hooded Plover (classified as a vulnerable species):



Pacific Gulls:



A few Hooded Plovers were in sight:




New Holland Honeyeater:




We did not stay on the beach long before getting back on the road.

Tasmanian Thornbill:



Gray Fantail:


Fiddlehead:



Golden Whistler:





Pink Robin (one of my favorite birds on the tour):


Lighting was not my friend so unfortunately, the bird's vibrant coloring is not so visible in these shots.






Eastern Spinebill:


Crescent Honeyeater, a difficult bird to photograph since it wouldn't sit still:



Silver-Eye:


Purple Swamphen:





Our day on Bruny Island was over so we went back to the ferry landing to return to Kettering.

White-bellied Sea-Eagle:




Just before our ferry returned to Kettering, we saw a White-faced Cormorant:





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