The day was overcast threatening rain as ten of us set off through the reserve.
At a couple of spots the birds seemed to congregate as they fed and flitted amongst the trees. Along the aquaduct track we were excited to see a group of Varied Sitellas (a first for some of the group) cavorting with Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, Striated and Spotted Pardalotes.
A brilliantly coloured male Mistletoebird was sighted feeding amongst mistletoe on the roadside.
Of interest throughout the walk were the various nests seen, including an Eagle nest, a low set bark nest on the side of a tree and various hollows of different sizes. Suggests a spring and or night walk is required. In total we identified 26 bird species (with a couple of unidentified LBJ’s).
This is a special place well worth returning to.
Below is a list of all the species identified:
Alison & Phil Watson
Photos by Marg Lacey
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.