Mt Wanniassa

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Subject: Mt Wanniassa
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:35:12 +1000

A few years ago when I first took up bird photography, Mt Wanniassa was one of the first places I visited.  After a few tries, I wrote it off as too high and dry to attract many birds. 


What a surprise I had today, when I went back and visited a spot I had previously ignored.  It is near Long Gully Rd, and there is a mass of heathy flowering shrubs and tussocky grasses providing a low, but relatively dense understory to trees of many types and ages.  Many small birds were feeding and gathering nesting material at ground level as well as in saplings and the trees, regardless of the grey butcherbird and kookaburras also present in this little area.


Two birds surprised me, for I had previously associated them with wetter areas: superb fairy-wrens and white-eared honeyeaters.


I took the GPS coordinates in case anyone else is interested.  It is quite a delightful spot.


Lat S 35.38541

Long E 149.11985


Margaret Leggoe



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