Visited Callum Brae this morning. The straw-necked ibis are still or have resumed roosting close to the Narrabundah Lane gate. It is the first time I have met up with them for a couple of months.
Down the bottom end of Middle Creek there was a lot of small birds, perhaps mixed feeding flocks have resumed. At the small waterhole further south along the track, there was another mixed flock of small birds, including western gerygone, white-throated gerygone, buff-rumped and yellow-rumped thornbills, superb fairy-wrens, one male in eclipse, and grey fantail. Also in this location eastern and crimson rosellas, galahs and a family of black-faced cuckoo-shrike. Magpies, magpie lark and grey butcherbird were also there. Interestingly, the whole flock of small birds dissipated at the same time which make me think it may have been a mixed feeding flock.
The weather conditions were so glorious it was hard to believe it was real and harder still to pack up and leave.
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