Tuggeranong Horse Paddocks

Sat 08 December 2018 07:00am

Ryu Callaway

Note change of date to Saturday. Meet for prompt 7am start at Gilmore Horse Paddocks at the top of Louisa Lawson Cres (near #53). Good site for Brown Goshawk, Diamond Firetail, a range of honeyeaters, and summer migrants including Dusky Woodswallows, Rufous Songlarks, and martins. After exploring the Gilmore Paddocks, if time and temperature permit, we will drive over to Macarthur Park Horse Paddocks and do a short walk there too.

Post event report

Eight members and guests gathered for a 7am start at Gilmore Horse Paddocks on a pleasant, sunny morning. The horses were off in a side paddock, so we were able to explore a larger area, walking 4.5kms in 3.5 hours. Highlights included Satin Bowerbird (first for the site), prolonged views of a Mistletoebird, an Australasian Pipit, and a Double-barred Finch. White-plumed Honeyeaters were abundant, and seen visiting a nest. We also located nests with young for Dusky Woodswallow, Red Wattlebird, and an eagle. A total of 44 species were detected, a very good result for the site.

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