On arrival at Sokil, a private camp named after a falcon found in the Carpathian Mountains of Western Ukraine, we were welcomed by the manager and some King Parrots.
A total of 26 birds were identified (full list below).
Then one of the first winged creatures to gain our attention was a beautiful Imperial Jezebel butterfly, which stayed still for several minutes so we could all have a close look.
We saw several species of birds, including Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, around the grassed cabin areas before moving on to the creek and forest area.
We were entranced by the singing of several cuckoos and Whistlers, and then the sight of a pair of Rufous Whistlers who appeared to be starting to build a nest in a Mistletoe.
There were several distractions, including some lovely flowers which were different from our area, and hearty drumming emanating from the large hall.
Fortunately we did not need to understand the signs as the pathways were well defined.
We finished by walking back along the road and over Breakfast Creek Bridge.
On the way back we stopped for morning tea at Distillery Creek Picnic grounds and were pleased to see and hear a couple of Gang-gang Cockatoos as they flew by.
Below are all the birds identified on this walk:
SOKIL and Breakfast Creek Road
26. Gang-gang Cockatoo
Thu 9:00am - 12:00pm
Plant Propagating Group
Fri 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Social evening. Tawny Frogmouths. Marian Weaving.
Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm
Get to Know our Tracks
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Working bee - east of Urquhart Bluff