The Pinnacle Nature Reserve

Sun 26 July 2020 09:00am

John Brannan

The Pinnacle NR is one of a chain of Canberra Nature Park reserves in the Belconnen hills. Heavily planted with trees in the 1980s and 1990s, it now offers a lovely mix of woodlands and open areas, including a largely undisturbed patch of remnant Red Stringybark woodland, and expansive views across the Molonglo Valley. July is a good time for mixed feeding flocks.
Please register in advance at, giving your name and phone number. Meet at 9 am at the reserve gate at the southern end of Dungowan St, Hawker and feel free to bring something for a spot of morning tea at the Pinnacle summit, weather permitting.

Post event report

A small group of five joined leader John Brannan for the outing at The Pinnacle on a grey, cool, wet morning. Expectations were not high, so we were pleasantly surprised to see over 35 species. The light rain persisted much of the time, but the birds were very active, and we encountered several mixed flocks. There were some eucalypts in flower, which were attracting honeyeaters, including an Eastern Spinebill, and Fuscous, White-naped, Yellow-faced, Brown-headed , White-plumed and White-eared Honeyeaters. Each mixed flock contained Scarlet Robins, Golden Whistlers, Speckled Warblers and thornbills.

Sandra Henderson

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