Shadforth Reserve is on the northern outskirts Violet Town, and supports an interesting variety of birdlife. One reason is that it contains a nice mix of grassland, some very old Grey Box and River Red Gums, a planted Community Forest and a few dams. In a past life it has been a racecourse and a golf course. One bird I am especially looking for is the Grey-crowned Babbler, a known resident of the reserve.
Please meet in the car park behind the Seniors Building at 9.30am on Thursday 8th June, for the drive to Violet Town. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and any food you need for the morning. I am hoping we will also have time for a coffee in Violet Town after the walk.
I was unable to run our May outing as I was enjoying a birdwatching trip to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Thanks Andi Stevenson for hosting an informal bird walk May during my absence.
This June trip to Shadforth Reserve is an extra in our program, as promised during our visit to Reef Hills in April.