woodland survey at Mt Ainslie eastern lower slopes

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Subject: woodland survey at Mt Ainslie eastern lower slopes
From: "Michael and Janette Lenz" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:24:00 +1000
This morning  was a perfect time for the survey at Mt Ainslie, sunny and calm, wind picked up only towards the end of the survey: 32 species were recorded at sites, with an extra 9 species close to or in between sites. Thornbills and Speckled Warblers only at a couple of sites.
Among spring  arrivals 1 male Leaden Flycatcher, several Mistletoebirds, Rufous Whistlers and Noisy Friarbirds. White-throated Gerygones were fairly  widespread, but most of them  gave imitations of the Western Gerygone with singing only short phrases. I could not find a proper Western Gerygone. Whistlers and Friarbirds were also only singing/calling every now and then. At 2 locations Jacky Winter, further 1 adult male Red-capped Robin, and a singing brown Flame Robin, 1 quiet Rufous Songlark, 1 pair only of Dusky Woodswallows.  1 Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo visited more than one site. The best find was an active nest of the Little Eagle.
Michael Lenz
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