Fairfield Regional Park NSW

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Subject: Fairfield Regional Park NSW
From: "Vella" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 20:26:11 -0700

During several lunch breaks, I have been boosting up my fitness levels by going for regular walks (upto 5 km or so) with a work mate of mine, at the relatively new Fairfield Regional Park (about 40km west of Sydney CBD). Though I have not been carrying a pair of binoculars on these walks, I have taken notice of a number of birds present (mostly by the ears). Today I heard Brown Quails and have seen/heard numerous Striated and Spotted Pardalotes, Red-rumped Parrots, Red-browed Firetails, Yellow Thornbills, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and also have seen Brown Falcon, Double-barred Finches etc over the past few weeks. I have been hearing lots of Eastern Froglets and Whistling Tree Frogs there as well. This area has been heavily cleared in the past, but a lot of bush regeneration has been done in this area over recent years (and I have taken part in this with Greening Australia) and a lot of the trees are growing very well. There is also a small patch of remnant rainforest here. Most of the older Eucalyptus present is E.Territicornis and there is a lot of regrowth of Acacia decurrens. There are also a number of former farm dams, which attract several water birds. In time, this area has great potential in producing some good bird sightings.

The area is great for a family picnic and offers some of Sydney’ best views (infact 365 degrees, where on a clear day you can see the city (harbour bridge and Sydney tower) as well as Prospect Reservoir, Holsworthy/Royal NP, the Blue Mountains etc)

Edwin Vella

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