Red Hill = excellent birding

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Subject: Red Hill = excellent birding
From: "Jenny Smits" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 15:55:33 +1000

If anyone is in need a good birding spot this weekend – birds on Red Hill reserve were absolutely MENTAL today. Nothing unusual or rare just heaps happening. I was on a run so didn’t have my binos, but I would have seen 30+ grey fantails, loads of red-browed finches, a few varieties of thornbills, wrens, scarlet robins, gang gangs and the usuals for box gum woodland. The particular site was on the deakin side around the bottom track. These birds seem to be congregating to eat some sort of lerp from euc leaves (lerps - not sure if that is the correct term for this particular leaf infliction) but you could hear the cracking noise very clearly as they dug in and cracked these open. I suppose because they were fat and happy and heavy, they let me get quite close.


Happy birding – Jenny Smits



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