[UNCLASSIFIED] Red eared firetail

Subject: [UNCLASSIFIED] Red eared firetail
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:48:20 +1100

Didn’t have much chance to go birding in WA.

Boranup karri forest is within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, about 30km S of Margaret River (WA). Towards the southern end of the tourist Drive through the Karri forest there is a creek gully. I heard birds sounding like diamond firetails, weeeee (low- but rising) but it was too dark to spot them. So I went back the next day (took 1 hour) and I saw 3 red eared firetails within 5 minutes, a couple of days later we stopped in again and mum found a NEST attended by 3 birds. 30cm, mainly dry grass and ferns. In bushes that looked like mimosa pigra to me. The firetails hung in the dense undergrowth. On the sides of the stream valley were paperbarks, although the birds didn’t enter these while I was there. All areas were under cover of large Karri trees.

Also saw 2 red capped parrots, >50 purple crowned lorikeets.


Meelup conservation reserve (30km N of Margaret river)- saw western yellow robins, white breasted robins and southern emu wrens and 6 purple crowned lorikeets, 2 red capped parrots. tawny crowned honeyeater.

At the Gloucester tree (spelling) near Pemberton, although it was all burnt, saw red winged fairy wrens, 2 white breasted robins, lots of 28s and western rosellas within touching distance.


So 4 new ticks, also was reading the Twitchers book over the week and I was twitching after seeing red eared firetails!!

Need to look at my bird lists as I saw a lot more birds.


Benj Whitworth



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