Square Rock/Smokers Flat - 21 May

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Subject: Square Rock/Smokers Flat - 21 May
From: Marnix Zwankhuizen <>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 19:08:23 +1000
Three of us walked to Square Rock in Namadgi NP today. The track starts at 
Smokers Gap car park on Corin Rd, heads up the ridge to Smokers Flat and then 
along the ridgeline to a nice rock formation. A side track goes to a lookout 
over the Orroral Valley.

All up we recorded 20 species with the highlights being a pair of Spotted 
Quail-thrush by Smokers Flat and a pair of Red-browed Treecreepers in a mixed 
feeding flock which also included a White-throated Treecreeper.   These birds 
were only some 200 metres from the road.

At Square Rock (1400m) while having lunch a Wedge-tailed Eagle soaring on the 
thermals came in close for a look.

No sign of any Olive Whistlers at Smokers Flat despite spending some time 

We encountered a Satin Bowerbird at the Orroral lookout, probably interested in 
the patch of shrubs with red berries (species?).

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