Winter birds, Capertee Valley & Blue Mtns NSW

Subject: Winter birds, Capertee Valley & Blue Mtns NSW
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 12:38:22 +1000
Tried to send this a couple of days ago but it doesn't appear to have gone through...

Hi all,

Haven't had a chance to post yet from last weekend but of interest were a Swift Parrot seen (and more heard) in the northern section of Capertee Valley, near the Port Macquarie Road junction (10th August). Regent Honeyeaters are still along the river, at least 10-12 seen. There is also a good flock of Turquoise Parrots coming in to drink near Glen Davis every afternoon.

Flame and Scarlet Robins can be seen in the valley at the moment e.g. lately there has been a small group of Flame Robins opposite The Kurrajongs along the Glen Davis road. At Lake Wallace, Wallerawang, there is a fantastic mixed flock of Flame Robins, Diamond Firetails, Yellow-rumped Thornbills and others, feeding on the grassy areas. The Musk Ducks have been putting on brilliant displays close to shore.

Up in the mountains the Rockwarblers were hopping around our feet amongst the dusting of snow at Evans Lookout, early on Sunday morning. A Grey Currawong was at the lookout too.

As usual for this time of year, lots of honeyeaters are feeding in the banksias in the heathlands on Shipley Plateau and Narrow Neck.



Carol Probets
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780


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