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We had a pleasant walk through the two reserves.

Bird watching

Highlights were a Grey Butcherbird flying actively through Edna Bowman reserve, and a flock of Yellow-tailed Black cockatoos in high trees on the edge of Kuarka Dorla.

A resident with a property beside the second reserve, and facing the river, told us of a family of Buff-banded Rails living in his garden.

Buff-banded Rail

Buff-banded Rail – Photo by Margaret Lacey

We also had a close look at the  abundant spring flowers. After the leisurely walk we enjoyed morning tea in the sun on the banks of the Anglesea river and were rewarded by a close view of a Spotted Pardalote, and the sight of several ducks in the water.

Below are all the birds identified on this day:

1. Australian Wood duck

2. Pacific black Duck

3. Purple Swamphen

4. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

5.  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

6.  Australian King Parrot

7.  Crimson Rosella

8. Laughing Kookaburra

9. Superb Fairy-wren

10.White-browed Scrubwren

11. Brown Thornbill

12. Spotted Pardalote

13.White-eared Honeyeater

14. Red Wattlebird

15. New Holland Honeyeater

16. Grey Butcherbird

17.Australian Magpie

18. Pied Currawong

19. Grey Fantail

20. Little Raven

21. Welcome Swallow

22.Red-browed Finch

Ellinor Campbell