The autumn surveys at Gooroo north were dominated
by the larger birds. Rosellas of both species were in profusion. Noisy Miners
were also abundant, roaming in mobs beyond their normal haunts to areas they are
not normally recorded and feeding in the heavily-flowering mistletoe. Several
Grey Butcherbirds were heard in different sections of the reserve.
The only small bird which was found at most sites
was the Spotted Pardalote. Other small birds such as thornbills, weebills,
fantails, whistlers etc. were clustered into large feeding flocks, as they
usually are at this time of year, but the flocks did not coincide with the
Scarlet Robins were calling at several locations.
Summer migrants still present included Oriole and both gerygone. Eastern
Spinebill were feeding on the mistletoe, a lone White-naped Honeyeater
passed through, Also recorded were White-eared and Brown-headed
Honeyeaters, Grey Currawong, and the usual Brown Goshawk. No Hooded Robins
found, and they haven't been seen for several surveys now.
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