Last Friday 17th.
I went along Mountain
it was a great sunny day. But quite windy, making birding a
Pallid cuckoo (no orchids)
Rd to Yass-
Saw about 8 Nankeen kestrels- they were everywhere.
Murrumbidgee and Burrinjuck were as full as Ive ever seen.
Mullion- Nada. W swallow. Mountain
TSR 60- Near Ledges Ck Rd.
Mountain creek Rd.
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
lots of grey fantails, fairy wrens
nest building, only 10cm above ground level, got a good view.
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.
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