"Jill & Sue" <>
Chiltern area - 5-9 Sept
Steve Clark <>
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:05:35 +1000
G'day Jill and Sue et al.
I was in the park on the 9th and 10th. Didn't see anyone else apart
from a hoon at Magenta Mine and three kids on bikes along Donchi Hill
The park is in great shape after the rain with beautiful wildflowers
everywhere. A bit too windy for best birding conditions.
I saw the two unbanded Regent Honeyeaters at Greenhill Dam also. No
Turquoise Parrots there or elsewhwere for me. One or two Little
Friarbirds in that area as well.
I had a Square-tailed Kite (my first!) along Donchi Hill track.
Western Gerygone were heard in a few places but seen only on the
southern end of Bullant Track. Several Painted Honeyeaters were along
the northern end of Bullant Track. Several White-breasted
Woodswallows were in dead trees at No. 2 dam.
I failed to find Hooded Robins where I always used to see them. Is
there a particular area to look for Gilbert's Whistler?
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