Farrer Ridge

Sun 15 May 2016 09:00am

Sandra Henderson

Meet at 9am just past the roundabout at the intersection of Sulwood Drive and Sainsbury St, Wanniassa (between Sainsbury and Gaunson, on the reserve side of road). There is a fairly flat area suitable for parking close to the gate into Farrer Ridge Reserve at this point.


Farrer Ridge has some densely vegetated areas, as well as grassy slopes, so we should see a good range of birds, including robins. The views from the trig point are spectacular. No bookings required, and weather permitting, we’ll have morning tea on the highest point.

Post event report

COG members and guests spent a pleasant morning at Farrer Ridge, seeing 27 species and enjoying the views from the top of the ridge. Bird highlights were an Australian Hobby, two Speckled Warblers and two Scarlet Robins which posed nicely. Thornbills were well represented, with Brown, Buff-rumped, Striated and Yellow-rumped sighted. Red Wattlebirds and Noisy Miners were the most common species.

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