We spent the weekend in the Forster- Tuncurry area, 3.5 hrs north of Sydney.
Best birds were a pair of Regent Bowerbirds
sitting on the power lines as we drove along the Lakes Drive. Also a
pair of Osprey over Wallis Lake. The area was great for
raptors with Swamp Harrier, Sea Eagle,
Whistling Kite & 1 Collared Sparrowhawk
Without too much effort we saw or heard about 80
species. We ventured into the Wallingat State Forest which had some very
birdy trails and an excellent lookout.
We now have made a little checklist of all we have
seen on two visits so if anyone would like it, we can e-mail it as a Word
This morning we saw 3 Channel-billed
Cuckoos flying around our place in Crows Nest, Sydney. Annie saw
a pair mating in trees beside North Sydney Oval on Friday morning. I
wonder how soon it will be before they are seen in the Sydney CBD?
Trevor & Annie Quested