Small numbers of Swift Parrots continue to remain
on the Central Coast at Buff Point, near Budgewoi, feeding in mainly flowering
Forest Red Gum. there were 30+ there on 18/9/04, but after the hailstorms of
20/9/04, a lot of the blossoms were destoyed and a check by Carl Clifton on
29/9/04, revealed only 10+ in the general area.
Other interesting birds that have been
seen include Square-tailed Kites at Wadalba Hill on 18/9 (Brian Downer) and at
Murrumbung HSD Mardi 22/9/04 (Carole Carpenter).
There were 14 Whiskered Terns at Chittaway Bay,
Tuggerah Lakes on 29/9 (Alan Morris), and still 100+ White-fronted Terns with 2
Common Terns at Soldiers Point, Norah Head on 29/9, and the first returning
Little Terns at the same place on 27/9 (Robert Quinan).
A Grey Goshawk was found nesting at Wadalba Hill on
22/9 (Mike Barth), our first CC breeding record, and a pair of Painted
Honeyeaters were at Crafts Ck Reserve, Mangrove Mountain on 26/9/04, first CC
record since 1982 (Kaye Pointer).
Central Coast Group, Birding