Wednesday Walk on Mount Majura

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Subject: Wednesday Walk on Mount Majura
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 17:05:37 +1000
The Gang-gang editors may wish to use this as the trip report.

23 members and guests gathered on Mackenzie St for a walk on the SW slopes of Mount Majura.  Our target species was Glossy Black-cockatoo.  We didn't manage to find any of these birds, and judging by the amount of cones still on the she-oaks (and the unchewed nature of those on the ground) they haven't been in the areas we visited any time recently.  The lower slopes were very quiet as we set off, but a clearing above the second dam had a good number of the usually suspected species (including all the local Thornbill species) in a loose mixed feeding flock. 

At the high point we were intrigued by some very strange calls which none of us could immediately identify.  After some minutes pursuing the calls we concluded we had heard a raptor call, closely followed by a 'panic-call' from a honeyeater, but without visual evidence could not be more specific.  White-plumed, Yellow-faced and White-eared Honeyeaters were all in the vicinity

In total we recorded 30 species.

Proposal for June Wednesday Walk (also for Gang-gang if space permits)

The plan for the 17th June Wednesday Walk is to start at the Namadgi Visitors Centre - NVC - (with carpooling at Kambah Village for those who wish).  I suggest meeting at Kambah at 9am intending to start birding at the NVC at 9:30.  Depending upon how long we spend there we could further consolidate carpooling and go to Naas Valley and if time and enthusiasm permit check out the area around Glendale Depot.  It is intended that people shpuld be able to drop-out at any stage but if the full range of possible activities are undertaken to make it a full day trip so members may wish to bring a lunch (or pig-out on ice-cream at NVC).


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