Further to Merrilyn Serong's
posting on 11th January '01 re the above reserve, we called in there late this
afternoon after visiting friends in Buxton.
Merrilyn will be pleased to know
that I saw 2 Bassian Thrush on the track down to the
I also thought I saw the tail-end of a Lyrebird,
but not 100% sure about that.
About 15metres from the river there is
a clearing on the RH side of the track and it was in the surrounding trees
I saw a female Satin Bowerbird
hassling Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters. The yellow on
the honeyeaters appeared to be a much deeper colour than those I've seen
around Heathcote. Any comments?
Shortly after the male Satin
Bowerbird also presented himself but was not bothered by the
honeyeaters. Also here White-naped Honeyeater and White-browed
Scrubwrens, Golden Whistler.
The 500 metre walk to
the river is well the detour from the circuit around the main Silver Gums
Overhead Gang Gangs
added to the list while Pied & Grey Currawongs
were heard. In the fast
disappearing light at the picnic area, Superb Fairy-wrens, Red-browed
Firetails, White-throated Treecreeper, Yellow Robin &
Kookaburra. It was now virtually impossible to see anything.
This reserve is well worth an hours
stop. I'm sure there are many more birds to add to Merrilyn's and my
It is located on the western side of
the Maroondah Highway 11.3k's north of the Maryville turnoff or approximately
2k's south of Buxton.
37 26.9S 145 41.6E