To: Elizabeth Compston <>
Subject: womboin
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:35:13 +1100
After Mr C Evans had finished his heroics on Willunga Hill I thought it desirable, despite the heat and wind, to subject myself to a drive in air-conditioned comfort to Wamboin. 

I didn't get the Black H/E (although I thought I heard it calling it didn't come in to playback)  nor the Heathwren.  Refer comment about weather: birds more sensible than birders.

As noted by Elizabeth, any many trillers and many many WB woodswallows defending their young.

Also Brown-headed Honeyeaters and Fairy Martins.


On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Elizabeth Compston <> wrote:

Hot, windy and dry at Womboin this morning but we saw several interesting birds.  I got just a glimpse of the chestnut-rumped heathwren.  And Bill saw a black honey eater.  We saw the nest of a triller with the male sitting on it, and lots, well at least 10, young birds and their mums, flying low down amongst the kunzia.   Trillers at ground level when they have young? The white browed wood swallows were also protecting juveniles who were low in trees or on the ground.  And we saw a very young hooded robin, as well as mum and dad.  Other birds? well, white throated gerygones, diamond finches, mistletoe bird, yellow rumped thornbills, dusky wood swallows, fairy wrens and more

We hope to go again on a cooler day.


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