On the long weekend
At Chakola, a CVA camp on Mt Scanzi Rd near
Kangaroo valley town we saw a black faced monarch, leaden flycatcher, 2 lewins
honeyeaters, satin bowerbird, olive backed oriole, 8 sitellas, sacred
kingfishers, yellow robin with dy, brush cuckoo, brown cuckoo dove, a lyrebird,
rufous and golden whistlers. Swamp wallabies. Sugar glider and brush tails, lace
Tallowa dam- 3 sacred kingfishers, azure kingfisher,
2 lace monitors, flocks of yellow tufted honeyeaters
Kangaroo river- floating down the river on canoes (I
recommend for anyone) 3 dollarbirds, a black faced monarch, saw about 5 white
faced herons, an azure kingfisher, a catbird, many satin bowerbirds. 2 hobbys
chasing a much larger bird with white underneath two central tail feathers
darkish grey, next two light grey, a white head but slightly darker stripe near
eye, I couldn’t see its back. Round tail and very broad roundish wings. It was
circling for a long while. I have checked my books and nothing matches, perhaps
a juvenile sea eagle.
Minnamurra rainforest- at least 3 lyrebirds, 1 yellow
throated scrubwren, satin bowerbirds, wonga pigeon, lewins honeyeaters, some
brilliant large blue butterflies, catbird.
Hundreds of Homo sapiens.
Robertson rainforest- a 5ha remnant rainforest, there
were satin bowerbirds, black faced monarch, a lewins honeyeater, yellow robin, 2
rufous fantails, brown gerygone.