Short report from the Blue Mountains, NSW

To: "Nikolas Haass" <>
Subject: Short report from the Blue Mountains, NSW
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:46:35 +1100

I wouldn't have identified Blue Gum as a very good sight for Rock
Warbler. I don't think I've ever seen one there... in short, there's
not much rock there. Glenbrook NP on the other hand is chock full of
the cheerful little warblers. They seem (to me) to like the steeper
country, where the leaf litter gathers on and between rocks, and of
course they love the Honeycomb caves for nesting.


On 11/13/07, Nikolas Haass <> wrote:
> 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 
> bands/rings):
> 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
> Cheers,
> Nikolas
> ----------------
> Nikolas Haass
> Sydney, NSW
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Evan Beaver
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lat=-33.77, lon=150.64

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