Did an early morning bird watch (actually
10.15 am by the time we got there - chilly in the shade but warm in the sun) to
Copeland Nature Reserve, 15 km west of Gloucester. First excitement was a pair
of Emerald Dove (Green Pigeon) feeding on the path that leads fromthe car park
to the forest walk. Then Brown Pigeon, Bassian Thrush (3 seen), 1 Wonga
Pigeon and Superb Lyrebird doing a great Pied Currawong call amongst
others. No Wompoos calling and very quiet most of the time.
Other species were Brown Gerygones, Grey Fantails,
Grey Shrike-thrush, Lewins and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, Horsfield and
Shining-bronze Cuckoos calling, E.Whipbirds, Bell Miners, Golden Whistlers,
C.Rosellas, Yellow Robin, White-browed and Yellow-throated Scrub-wrens,
Silvereye, Spotted Pardalote, and Pied Currawong, seen or heard during our 3
hour walk. Also a corvid which I think was a Torresian Crow but have to
listen to the tapes again.
From the deck this arfo after a late lunch, a pair
of adult Rufous Whistlers with an immature male flew into my neighbour's
bottlebrush, and down at the Avon Valley wetlands at 4.30 pm, a pair of Royal
Spoonbills 1 Black-shouldered Kite and 2 Whistling Kites were noted -
up the Mograni Creek Road, it was also very quiet with only Brown Falcon to add
to our weekend list and a pair of Masked Lapwing with one sitting on four eggs
right by a cattle yard - not the savest spot one would think!
Let's see what tomorrow will bring!