We were lucky to see so many woodland birds in such a small area. The Chesney Vale Hills are an absolute treasure for birdwatchers. We recorded 34 species in this small area. The list has been entered on EBird http://ebird.org/ebird/australia/view/checklist/S31635063
We ate lunch on John’s new deck, with cake, tea and coffee supplied by Freida. It was lovely to have Rupe join us, as he recovers from his accident. After lunch, we made a brief visit to Duck Pond, at the far end of Winton Wetlands. The beautiful Pink-eared Duck showed very well in the scope, but there were few other birds around, so we finished up and headed back to Benalla. Many thanks to Freida and John for their hospitality.
Our next outing is on Thursday 13th October, a day trip to the Warby Ranges. Meet at Barkly Street car park at 9.45am, bring morning tea and lunch and a folding chair if you have one. We will car pool and share transport costs. Our main bird walk will be along Pangarang track.