Woodland survey Goorooyaroo north Sunday 30 March

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Subject: Woodland survey Goorooyaroo north Sunday 30 March
From: "Nicki Taws" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:50:53 +1100

The autumn Woodland survey at Goorooyaroo north was carried out in the first real fog of the season. However the morning was mild and still and the fog dampened the usual dull background roar from the encroaching Gungahlin suburbs. Forty species were recorded in the survey sites. A few summer migrants were lingering – both Gerygones, Dusky Woodswallow, Mistletoebird, Rufous Whistler, Noisy Friarbird. Unusually for these woodlands, honeyeaters were a feature of the survey. The mistletoe Amyema miquellii was flowering prolifically at some sites attracting Yellow-faced, White-naped, Brown-headed, White-eared Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebill, Noisy Friarbird and Red Wattlebird. Scarlet Robins were heard or seen at almost every site. The highlight was one massive feeding flock of 23 species at one site which included 5 honeyeater species, 4 thornbill species, both pardalotes, Scarlet Robin and Speckled Warbler.





Nicki Taws

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