Araucaria walk Brisbane Forest Park

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Subject: Araucaria walk Brisbane Forest Park
From: "Gary Blond" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 21:46:05 +1000
Wonderful day of birding yesterday at the new Araucaria Walk at Brisbane Forest Park ( about 11kms from Brisbane City ).
It is a walk of 5kms which skirts the eastern edge of Enoggera Reservoir, Brisbane's first major water storage, constructed in 1866.
The walk is named after the hoop pines that dominate a low ridge beside the lake.
The 5kms took my wife and I over four hours to walk!
Observed were:
pacific black ducks
eurasian coots
bell miners
rose robin ( female )
superb fairy wrens
grey shrike thrush
forest kingfisher
laughing kookaburras
and lastly..male and female spotted pardalotes busily nest building right near the track! My first pardalotes! So close could almost touch them.Excuse my excitement, but have not been birding seriously for long and this was a magic birding moment!
Got a few real good shots and will be posting on the Aust. Bird Image Database very soon.
That's why it took us four hours!
Great spot-if you're a local-visit it.
Credit to the Park's hard-working resource volunteers and two Community Jobs Program teams! Will be sending them a job well done message.
Gary Blond
SE Qld
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