Narooma (NSW South Coast) - 23-25 April [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Subject: Narooma (NSW South Coast) - 23-25 April [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: Marnix Zwankhuizen <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:10:49 +1000


Hello everyone,

I spent the long weekend on the south coast based in Narooma. Although it was a family holiday I did do some birding.


A site in Bodalla SF I first visited in January had been trashed. The original single track had been widened to a fire trail by bulldozer, completely opening up the rainforest along Spring Creek. This was where I had seen the Yellow-throated Scrubwren in January. Birds seen this time included BASSIAN THRUSH (1), WONGA PIGEONS (5), RUFOUS FANTAIL (1), GANG-GANG COCKATOO (8), LARGE-BILLED SCRUBWREN (2), VARIEGATED FAIRY-WREN (5)and Yellow-bellied Glider (spotlighting).


Back in Narooma where we stayed we had a BOOBOOK calling at night along with Fruit Bats feeding on date palms. Also singles of  CICADABIRD and a CHANNEL-BILLED CUCKOO calling. Off Carters Beach we had an EASTERN REEF EGRET.


In Narooma harbour a large playful Fur Seal frolicked literally two metres off the jetty we were standing on while underneath a two metre Smooth Stingray silently swam by. The water was still a warm 20 degrees which may explain the number of stingrays still around? Also saw an Eagle Ray, a Fiddler Ray and many Stingarees. Also hermit crabs. Birdwise there were plenty of BAR-TAILED GODWITS, PIED OYSTERCATCHERS and an EASTERN CURLEW.


The water level in all the lakes, swamps and creeks was high. Bar Swamp had dependent young of AUSTRALASIAN GREBE (2 juv), CHESTNUT TEAL and PURPLE SWAMPHEN (3 juv) as well as ROYAL SPOONBILL.


Also WHISTLING KITES were present at three separate sites.










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