Another trip to Woodlands Historic Park, Tullamarine, Victoria.

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Subject: Another trip to Woodlands Historic Park, Tullamarine, Victoria.
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 11:51:51 +1000
Hi birders

Yesterday morning I took a ramble through a couple of sections of Woodlands Historic Park (adjacent to Melbourne's international airport). About an hour in the top section from the Somers Road carpark around to near the homestead; and about 1.25 hours in the Back Paddock below Mount Gellibrand. Minor highlights included the regular 3-4 pairs of Red-capped Robins in the Back Paddock, at least two pairs of Restless Flycatchers in the Somers Road area (this species becoming rarer in southern Victoria these days), a few wintering Mistletoebirds in the Back Paddock; and my first record of Common Bronzewing for this reserve.

Damned if I could find either the Bell Miners or White-eared Honeyeaters reported by others from this park. As I'm not deaf yet, I can only presume I was birding in different spots.

List follows - numbers on left indicate whether recorded in one or both areas.

  1  Australian Wood Duck                 Chenonetta jubata
  1  Whistling Kite                       Haliastur sphenurus
  1  Brown Goshawk                        Accipiter fasciatus
  1  Common Bronzewing                    Phaps chalcoptera
  2  Galah                                Cacatua roseicapilla
  2  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo             Cacatua galerita
  1  Crimson Rosella                      Platycercus elegans
  2  Eastern Rosella                      Platycercus eximius
  2  Red-rumped Parrot                    Psephotus haematonotus
  2  Laughing Kookaburra                  Dacelo novaeguineae
  2  Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
  1  Spotted Pardalote                    Pardalotus punctatus
  2  Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
  2  Weebill                              Smicrornis brevirostris
  1  Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
  1  Yellow-rumped Thornbill              Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
  2  Yellow Thornbill                     Acanthiza nana
  2  Striated Thornbill                   Acanthiza lineata
  2  Red Wattlebird                       Anthochaera carunculata
  1  Noisy Miner                          Manorina melanocephala
  2  White-plumed Honeyeater              Lichenostomus penicillatus
  1  Red-capped Robin                     Petroica goodenovii
  1  Flame Robin                          Petroica phoenicea
  2  Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica
  1  Restless Flycatcher                  Myiagra inquieta
  1  Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca
  1  Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura albiscapa
  2  Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
  2  Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
  2  Little Raven                         Corvus mellori
  1  House Sparrow                        Passer domesticus
  2  Red-browed Finch                     Neochmia temporalis
  1  Mistletoebird                        Dicaeum hirundinaceum
  2  Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
  1  Silvereye                            Zosterops lateralis
  2  Common Starling                      Sturnus vulgaris
  1  Common Myna                          Acridotheres tristis
  2  Short-beaked Echidna                 Tachyglossus aculeatus
  1  Common Brushtail Possum              Trichosurus vulpecula
  2  Eastern Grey Kangaroo                Macropus giganteus
  2  Rabbit                               Oryctolagus cuniculus
  2  Common Eastern Froglet               Crinia signifera

42 species

Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology

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