kaiserstuhl C.P. turns it on again

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Subject: kaiserstuhl C.P. turns it on again
From: Michael Shawn Wood <>
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 11:32:59 +0930
Hello Everyone,

Just spent a glorious morning at the Kaisterstuhl Conservation Park, near
Tanunda, South Australia. I had forgotten how delightful this park can be -it
has been a few years since my last visit- if one manages to ignore the constant

popping of bird scarers.

Approximately three hours was spent at the park, mostly in the cleared area
on the eastern boundary, along Tanunda Creek. Although I missed out on picking
up the Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, seen on two previous occasions -once with two
young, the other species recorded certainly made up for their absence.

Some of the better records were of at least four Brown Treecreeper -a bird that

is not doing all that well in the Mount Lofty Ranges; at least five adult
Diamond Firetail -an adult seen visiting three juveniles; a Whistling Kite -a
bird not on the official list; six Dusky Woodswallows and an imature male
Hooded Robin.

Honeyeaters were in abundance at the time. It was incredible the amount of
activity -New Hollands, brown-headeds, White-naped and crescents everywhere.
Unusually, the least numbers of honeyeater recorded were white-plumes and
yellow-faces. All of the regional thornbills were present, except for the
brown. The official birdlist flyer shows that the striated has not been
recorded here -for anyone who knows this park...., is this a typo? Striated
Pardalotes were everywhere also, many of them younger birds, as were Scarlet
Robins, six or seven of them in the same small area (>14 overall).

It was such a delight I felt the need to share.


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