Woods Reserve

Sun 19 February 2017 07:00am

David Dedenczuk

Meet at 7:30 at the Kambah Shops car park (cnr Marconi and Drakeford).  From there we will car pool and head to Woods Reserve in Corin Rd.  Numbers will be limited to the first 16.  Please bring morning tea and water.  A hat, sunblock and sunglasses are also recommended.  Interesting bush birds are likely to be seen and heard.  David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154

Post event report

Four COG members met on a cool clear bright morning to survey the birds of Woods Reserve on the Corin Dam Road.  In a pretty little dell, a crystal-clear Gibraltar Creek babbled happily while sleepy campers began to stir.  The COG party listened to the many thornbills, pardalotes and honeyeaters calling and tried to see them in the canopy and in the lush green undergrowth. As Gang-gang and Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flew overhead, the energetic COG party climbed the track to the Gibraltar Falls carpark, which proved to be another hotspot.  There a Fan-tailed Cuckoo was upsetting the neighbours, including Grey FantailsWhite-browed Scrubwrens and Eastern Yellow Robins.   Returning to Woods Reserve, we found more charismatic birds, including a pair of Satin Flycatchers, and espied in the understory a plump Red Wattlebird chick, so newly fledged that it could scarcely fly.  A terrific morning’s surveying produced a count of 31 species.

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