Warks Road – Blundells Creek Road

Sun 17 April 2016 07:30am

David Dedenczuk

Meet at 7:30am at the Stromlo Forest Park car park.  From there we will car pool, with a preference for vehicles with 4WD or AWD.  Suggested contribution from each passenger to drivers: $8.  Please bring lunch, water, a raincoat and some warm clothes.  We are likely to hear and see a variety of interesting birds, including Pilotbird and Eastern Whipbird. Numbers will be limited to the first 16.  Contact David Dedenczuk on 0417 222 154 or email ddedentz@bigpond.net.au

Post event report

A small party of COG members travelled to Warks Road in the heart of the Brindabellas.  Due to backburning operations, the connecting Blundells Creek Road was closed to traffic but, undeterred, the party walked the three kilometres downhill to the intended destination.  A number of birds were seen during this descent, including migrating honeyeaters, the majority being White-naped, with a smaller number of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters.  The party reached the intersection with Warks Road in mild, still, overcast conditions, and admired there the giant ribbon gums and peppermints that had survived the 2003 fires.  Many more birds were heard than seen in the lush vegetation, including three Superb Lyrebirds.  Great views were had of a couple of pretty Spotted Pardalotes.  In all, the party recorded some 23 species for the morning.

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