sec: unclas BAYBOCA outing to Point Nepean 28 August

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Subject: sec: unclas BAYBOCA outing to Point Nepean 28 August
From: "Tania Ireton" <>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 17:12:41 +1000
Twenty enthusiastic birders rolled up to the visitor centre carpark at Point 
Nepean last Sunday for a walk in the late winter sun.  Although slightly windy, 
the day was quite warm and pleasant.  We walked from the visitor's centre to 
Gunner's Cottage (about 3 km), getting great views of Grey Fantail and Golden 
Whistler on the way.  We had lunch at the small picnic ground near Observatory 
Point as that provided plenty of benches upon which to sit.  After lunch we 
checked out the beach at Observatory Point and managed to spot about 6 Little 
Penguins fishing amongst the waves.  Australasian Gannets were flying past 
towards The Heads.  The group then walked along Coles Track to the beach at The 
Bend where Pacific Gulls were seen on the rocks.  Up the hill, across the road 
and up Cheviot Hill to see a pair of Sooty Oystercatchers and a White-faced 
Heron feeding on the rock platforms of Cheviot Beach.  We then continued along 
the road right to the point where Great, Pied and Black-faced Cormorants were 
seen.  Singing and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters were seen at several locations 
along the road and we had five species of raptor (Black-shouldered Kite, Brown 
Goshawk, Brown Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Nankeen Kestrel).  A total of 48 
species were recorded and the full list is below.


Little Penguin
Australasian Gannet
Little Pied Cormorant
Black-faced Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Great Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Black-shouldered Kite
Brown Goshawk
Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Nankeen Kestrel
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Oystercatcher
Pacific Gull
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Spotted Turtledove
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Superb Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Brown Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Singing Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
Crescent Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Eastern Yellow Robin
Golden Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Grey Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Little Raven
Welcome Swallow
Common Blackbird
Common Starling

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