Paul Fenell and I went out to the Brindabellas on
Sunday, with the aim of getting out to around mt Ginnini. This did not eventuate
due to a massive flat tyre that took some time to change, but we did cover Blue
Range area, Bendora Dam and warks Road.
In the Blue Range area, we heard a butcherbird
calling that I though might have been a Pied. But having grown up with the two
togerther (in Brisbane) I never really learnt to distuinguish the two reliably.
Bendora Dam held very little, but along Warks Road
I got a Bassian Thrush along with the usual suspects.
In contrast to Julians experience, everywhere we
went there were Fan-tailed Cuckoos calling. Along the road to Bendora dam, one
stop revealed a pair of Fan-tailed Cuckoos (here is a shot: http://www.birdingoz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686;
is it my imagination or does this bird look very large towards the rump), a very
quiet Brush Cuckoo (both cuckoos were being harassed by a Grey Fantail) along
with a female Superb Lyrebird.
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