Short report from the Blue Mountains, NSW

Subject: Short report from the Blue Mountains, NSW
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:09:02 -0800 (PST)
Hi all,
My wife Raja and I spent the weekend in the Blue Mountains. Lots of King 
Parrots, Crimson Rosellas and Eastern Whipbirds there!
Saturday we visited Blue Gum Swamp near Winmalee. We saw most of the expected 
species there (but dipped on some wanted ones: Gang-gang, Pilotbird and 
Rockwarbler). We saw Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, several Fantailed Cuckoos 
(including a chick fed by a Large-billed Scrub-wren!), Channel-billed Cuckoo, 
Dollarbird, Noisy Friarbird, Crested Shrike-tit, Black-faced Monarch and many 
more common species.
Interestingly a lot of the birds there were banded/ringed (with aluminum 
White-throated Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
Brown Gerygone
Brown Thornbill (at least two banded)
Golden Whistler (two banded males)
Sunday highlights were 3 Glossy Black Cockatoos (1 male and 2 females), a pair 
of Superb Lyrebirds, Striated Thornbills, an Eastern Brown Snake and a White’s 
Skink at Evan’s Lookout (no Grey Currawongs) 
Monday – during a lunch break of the conference I attended in Katoomba – a 
Peregrine divebombed right in front of us at the Three Sisters and caught 
something we weren’t able to identify

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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