Dollarbirds in two different places - all immature.
One bird seen before the Cork plantation at the top of the hill along the cycle path.
Three Dolarbirds in different stages of maturity in the same tree down from the Aboriginal Art Gallery, near the picnic area. In this area were 2 Noisy Friarbirds, 2 Black-faced Cuckoo Shrikes and at least one Red Wattlebird. I wonder which were the surrogate parents?
Clearing along the lower Molongolo river of burnt pines is in progress today. I did not count birds because the edges of the river are very overgrown. The Ranger out to spray weeds told me that willows along the water’s edge are to be removed. Hopefully not both sides of the river. There was no sign of Rainbow Bee-eaters today, but quite a few young Darters on nests (approx. 10) and in trees exercising their wings for flying. Also today more Cormorants in breeding mode than on 16 January. One Pied Cormorant was attempting to feed 4 flapping and clamouring black young birds perched next to each other on a branch overhanging the river.
Small birds to be heard but not easily seen and some White-plumed Honeyeaters.