Mountain creek Rd [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

To: "martin butterfield" <>, "COG List" <>
Subject: Mountain creek Rd [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 17:55:06 +1000

Last Friday 17th. I went along Mountain Creek Road, it was a great sunny day. But quite windy, making birding a bit tricky.


Hall Cemetery- Pallid cuckoo (no orchids)


Rd to Yass- Saw about 8 Nankeen kestrels- they were everywhere.

WeeJ/Yass Rd- Murrumbidgee and Burrinjuck were as full as Ive ever seen.


Mullion- Nada. W swallow. Mountain creek Rd


TSR 60- Near Ledges Ck Rd. Mountain creek Rd.

Heaps of golden moth orchids right at the entrance, plus Wurmbea, Drosera and tricoryne. This spot is interesting, starts off as YB-RG then there is a very sudden change to stringybarks, then back to YB-RG, then to a stringybark ridge before heading down to the river.

24 species of birds. Nothing spectacular- a kookaburra, 8 striated thornbills, gst, 2 golden whistlers, 21 yFH flying through, 2 wt treecreepers, 6 ww choughs, 6 striated pardalotes calling.


TSR 42 (creek & bridge) Mountain creek Rd

6 scrubwrens, lots of grey fantails,  fairy wrens nest building, only 10cm above ground level, got a good view. 2 spinebills.


Corner of Fairlight and Mountain creek Rd

I stopped to see a Brown Songlark, I had quite a while to observe it sitting on the fence. Male.


Brookvale Homestead- ACT side, Mountain creek Rd

This is a funny spot, it is so open but always has birds. 18 YFH heading SW in 2 flocks, 6 grey fantails, a MFF13 species in 20 mins.


I survey these sites because they are all in different COG grid cells (I hope). I was hoping for cuckoos but only got a couple. Lots of honeyeaters tho.


Benj Whitworth

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