Short report from the Blue Mountains, NSW

To: Nikolas Haass <>
Subject: Short report from the Blue Mountains, NSW
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 19:36:30 +1100
Blue Gum Swamp has been a banding site for many years. Currently I think John 
Farrell & Darryl McKay are banding there looking at birds following the fires 
that went through that area a few years ago.
Peter> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:46:35 +1100> From: > To: 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Short report from the Blue 
Mountains, NSW> CC: > > Nikolas,> > 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.> > EB> > 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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