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
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
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.