We were drawn to the sound of birds in a flowering ironbark in the parkland. Everyone had close views of 2 feeding Musk Lorikeets, while 3 Blue-faced Honeyeaters made a few visits to the tree. Two Gang Gang cockatoos sat quietly among the branches, and two small Purple-crowned Lorikeets were seen briefly. There were large numbers of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in the area, making it hard to hear other birds at times.
We visited the casuarina patch, looking at a Grey-crowned Babbler nest in one of the trees, but sadly no visiting babblers, then admired some beautiful stonework that enhances that planting of trees.
As we neared the bridge over the old Hume Highway, some of the smaller birds along the creek were seen, including Spotted Pardalote, Grey Fantail, Weebill, Yellow and Striated Thornbills and a few Superb Fairy-wrens.
On the return walk we added Laughing Kookaburra, Crimson Rosella and Olive-backed Oriole to our sightings.