RFI Peter Murrell Reserve and 40-spots

To: Iain Blake <>
Subject: RFI Peter Murrell Reserve and 40-spots
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:59:24 +0000
Hi Iain,
You can still find them there.  They are just not abundant.  There would 
certainly be more than one pair in the reserve!  Another good spot to try 
nearby is Pierson’s Point reserve, at the end of the Tinderbox Peninsula, or 
more easily on Bruny Island.

John Tongue
Devonport, Tas.

> On 21 Apr 2016, at 8:27 PM, Iain Blake via Birding-Aus 
> <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was down in Hobart back in March 2015 and popped into the Peter Murrell 
> Reserve on a few occasions hoping to catch a glimpse of a 40-Spotted 
> Pardalote. There have been several reports over the years stating that this 
> is one of the best places to find them. On my final morning there a passing 
> walker said that I'd be very lucky as only a single pair of the birds 
> remained in the reserve. It seemed that he may have been correct as there 
> were loads of pardalotes but no 40-spots.
> I'm heading back down to Hobart again in the middle of May. Does anyone know 
> if the 40-spots are still seen in the Peter Murrell Reserve and would it be 
> worth my while giving it another go?
> Thanks in advance for any info.
> Cheers, Iain.
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