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Lot 2 is on 101 Bambra Road in Aireys Inlet.  It is approximately four hectares and is situated next to the Painkalac Creek.  It has been revegetated by Mick Loughnan and helpers (including Angair) over the last five years.  

The weather was ok, sunny off-and-on and light wind.  Good turn-up (including some new attendees).

Group of birdersWe followed the grass path around Lot 2, and then walked south alongside the creek (east side) for several hundred metres.  We saw good numbers of birds during the morning (34 species seen/heard in all) – see eBird list below. 

My highlights were White-plumed Honeyeaters along the creek (the creek is one of the few local places where you regularly see White-plumed Honeyeaters), Blue-winged Parrots, Grey Currawongs and a female Golden Whistler.  A Great Egret and a White-faced Heron were seen up-close.

Great Egret

Great Egret

White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

Mick had reported seeing a group of Emu Wrens at Lot 2 earlier in the week, and it felt like we might see them, but no luck on this occasion.  A couple of male Emu Wrens were seen there the next day.. 

After Lot 2, we had a look along Bimbadeen Drive north of Blazing Saddles, and some birds were present, including Crescent Honeyeaters calling. 

Morning tea was at Distillery Creek.  We saw a Spotted Pardalote up-close and later a female Pink Robin was seen at the Distillery Creek pond. 

Spotted Paradalote

Spotted Paradalote

Due to the relatively small number of birds, we did not record eBird lists for Bimbadeen Drive and Distillery Creek. 

It was a good morning of bird watching and bird watcher interaction.  

James Orton

Lynn Bunning (taken with mobile): Group Photo
Paul Wright: Great Egret, White-faced Heron, Spotted Pardalote

Bird List

The table below shows the names and count of birds seen at Lot 2 and along the Painkalac Creek.  This list is from eBird. 

Species Count
Australian Wood Duck 85
Pacific Black Duck 5
Dusky Moorhen 2
Eurasian Coot 2
Little Pied Cormorant 1
White-faced Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Laughing Kookaburra 3
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo 2
Galah 5
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 100
Australian King-Parrot 2
Blue-winged Parrot 6
Crimson Rosella 10
Eastern Rosella 3
Superb Fairywren 10
Yellow-faced Honeyeater 1
Red Wattlebird 40
White-plumed Honeyeater 4
New Holland Honeyeater 20
White-eared Honeyeater 12
Brown Thornbill 2
Grey Shrikethrush 1
Golden Whistler 1
Grey Butcherbird 5
Australian Magpie 35
Pied Currawong 5
Grey Currawong 3
Willie Wagtail 2
Grey Fantail 10
Magpie-lark 5
Little Raven 3
Welcome Swallow 25
Common Starling 4