A calm still morning was the perfect time to find Emu-wrens.
And they were not far along Peregrine Track, sitting up in a small tree above the heath allowing us lots of time to observe them.
Watching the Emu-wrens
It was a great thrill to find them, especially for those who hadn’t seen them before.
We saw 22 species during the morning including a group of quietly feeding Gang-gang Cockatoos on Red River Track where we had a pleasant morning tea.
Gang-gangs feeding on Mistletoe fruit
It was a very enjoyable morning on the Heath.
Below are all the birds identified:
Red River Track
Alison and Phil Watson
Thu 9:00am - 12:00pm
Plant Propagating Group
Sat 9:00am - 2:30pm
Get to Know our Tracks: Anglesea Heath- Shiney Eye Circuit
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Working bee: Anglesea Bushland Reserve
Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm
Mirror Bush & Kohuha - Imports from NZ
NZ Mirror Bush Coprosma repens and Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium are imports from New Zealand. Both are evergreen trees with glossy leaves that tend to grow in dense clumps eliminating indigenous species. Birds disperse the Mirror Bush berries and Kohuhu seeds into bushland reserves.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.