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 Emuwrens
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
Gang-gangs feeding on Mistletoe fruit

It was a very enjoyable morning on the Heath.

Below are all the birds identified:

Red River Track

  1. Fan-tailed Cuckoo
  2. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  3. Gang-gang Cockatoo
  4. Crimson Rosella
  5. White-throated Treecreeper
  6. Superb Fairywren
  7. White-eared Honeyeater
  8. Brown Thornbill
  9. Australian Magpie
  10. Pied Currawong
  11. Golden Whistler
  12. Grey Fantail

Perigrine Track

  1. White-throated Treecreeper
  2. Southern Emuwren
  3. Superb Fairywren
  4. Eastern Spinebill
  5. Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  6. Red Wattlebird
  7. New Holland Honeyeater
  8. White-eared Honeyeater
  9. Spotted Pardalote
  10. Striated Pardalote
  11. Brown Thornbill
  12. Australian Magpie
  13. Pied Currawong
  14. Grey Shrikethrush
  15. Rufous Whistler
  16. Grey Fantail
  17. Raven sp.

Alison and Phil Watson

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Bushy Yate

Bushy Yate

Bushy Yate, Eucalyptus lehmannii, is an evergreen densely rounded tree to 8m with spread of 3m. It is endemic to the south coast of Western Australia but has naturalised into the Surf Coast cliffs, coastal areas and bushland where it seeds prolifically. The orange flower pods form clusters like fingers extending from a hand and the horned seed capsules are fused at the base in clusters of five to eight.

More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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