Highlight was a pair of resident Tawny Frogmouths roosting close to the house. We also found a pair of Eastern Yellow Robins, and had close views of a party of White-browed Babblers feeding on the ground. A Collared Sparrowhawk landed high in a tree. There were lots of fresh scratchings of Painted Button-quail, but these shy birds remained elusive. Owner Mike said one bird walked across the driveway as soon as we left the property. We saw a number of Brown Treecreepers, White-plumed Honeyeaters and Superb Fairy-wrens. The locally rare Gilbert’s Whistler was heard calling from over the road, but did not show itself.
Thanks to owners Ann and Mike. It was a pleasure look for birds on a bush block that retains much of the original native vegetation of the area.
22 bird species recorded. eBird list https://ebird.org/australia/view/checklist/S48712603
Please note this change to our program. We will visit private property in Glenrowan West in November, and not in October as previously announced.
For Reef Hills, we will meet in the car park behind the Seniors building at 9.30am on Thursday 11 October. As usual, please wear sturdy walking shoes, and bring water, any nibbles you want for the morning, and binoculars if you have them. Although it has been very dry, we should enjoy some good spring birding at our local Reef Hills park. We plan to finish by 12 noon.'