Weekend in the Otway Ranges, Vic

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Subject: Weekend in the Otway Ranges, Vic
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 09:55:34 +1000
Susan Myers, Stuart Dashper & I spent a very enjoyable two nights & days
at a favourite campsite in the Angahook-Lorne State Park (Otway Ranges,
SW Victoria) over the weekend; a very rewarding place for naturalists.
Though our target species, the Masked Owl, eluded us, we were partly
compensated by a pair of Powerful Owls calling from within the Masked
Owl territory.  The Mountain Grey Gums are flowering at the moment,
attracting lots of honeyeaters and a few lorikeets.  The place is alive
with Yellow-bellied Gliders at night, and we saw several Dusky
Antechinus out foraging during the day.  Other highlights included Olive
Whistler, Rufous Bristlebird, Bassian Thrush, etc.  One interesting
observation was that of a diminutive Collared Sparrowhawk (one of a
probable pair) valiantly rounding up a flock of 12 Gang-Gang Cockatoos,
and seeing them off out of the area.  A complete list follows, in
BirdInfo format.

Lawrie Conole
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Fref: SHARP3     Obs: LEC  Dates: 23  5 1997 - 25  5 1997 Site: SHARP

Comment:                                Survey: *AS  Time:      Area:
Country:   36.030 Locality: Sharp's Road, Angahook-Lorne State Park,
Habitat: Tall forest     Comment: Tall, mesic open-forest        C1/2:
Lat: 38 33  0 S Long: 143 55 45 E Accuracy: 1"  Altitude: 210   m LR:  
Code--- Count St Br T R Comment------------------
21175.0 1               spotlit, near gate        Long-nosed Potoroo
21242.0                                           Swamp Wallaby
21129.0                                           Common Ringtail Possum
21136.0 15E                                       Yellow-bellied Glider
21033.0 3               foraging, fern gullies, d Dusky Antechinus
 8221.0 2               m & f, in Sheoak gully    Powerful Owl
 8223.1 1               in Sheoak gully           Southern Boobook
 8227.0 2               calling day & night       Australian
 8337.0 14              c. 7 prs b/t gate & camp  Rufous Bristlebird
 8433.0                                           Olive Whistler
 3680.0                                           Golden Whistler
 8444.0                                           Grey Shrike-thrush
 8542.0 6E              calling                   Mistletoebird
 8547.0                                           Striated Pardalote
 8488.0                                           White-eared Honeyeater
 8483.0                 in flocks with Wh-naped   Yellow-faced
 8497.0                 see above                 White-naped Honeyeater
 8496.0                 lots in fl Grey Gum       Brown-headed
 8511.0                 very abundant             New Holland Honeyeater
 8510.0                 very abundant             Crescent Honeyeater
 8523.0                 abundant                  Eastern Spinebill
 8533.0                 small numbers             Red Wattlebird
 8532.0                 small numbers             Brush(Little)
 8359.0                                           Brown Thornbill
 8366.0                                           Striated Thornbill
 8344.0                                           White-browed Scrubwren
 8317.0                                           Superb Fairy-wren
 8448.1 2               1 nr camp, 1 nr Canyon    Bassian Thrush
  761.1 1               nr Canyon                 Common Blackbird
 8426.0                                           Eastern Yellow Robin
 8302.0                                           White-throated
 8159.0 12              flock near camp most of t Gang-gang Cockatoo
 8156.0                                           Yellow-tailed
 8162.0                                           Sulphur-crested
 8181.0                                           Crimson Rosella
 8172.0                                           Australian King-Parrot
 8151.0                 1 small flock             Musk Lorikeet
 8153.0 20E             2 flocks in fl Grey Gums  Purple-crowned
 8406.0                                           Grey Fantail
 8250.0                 a few o'head              Welcome Swallow
 8248.0                 abundant o'head           Tree Martin
 8235.0                                           Laughing Kookaburra
 8538.0                                           Silvereye
 8278.0                                           Pied Currawong
 8280.0                                           Grey Currawong
 8254.0                                           Forest Raven
 8063.0 2               ad female, juv male, nest Collared Sparrowhawk
21162.0             I   scats                     Koala
 8128.0 10E                                       Brush Bronzewing

8228.0 1               near gate                 Tawny Frogmouth
33033.0                                           Eastern Smooth Frog
33182.0                                           Brown Treefrog
21536.0 1                                         Cat

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