Today on Mount Jerrabomberra

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Subject: Today on Mount Jerrabomberra
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:14:22 +1000
The editors of Gang-gang might wish to use the following as the trip report

21 members and guests gathered at the start of the road up to Mount Jerranbomberra,  
As often the case there were interesting birds seen before the walk started, with about 12 species written down at that stage including 3 Gang-gangs and 5 Eastern Spinebills being logged.  Later in the walk an Eastern Spinebill was seen sitting on a nest as was a Common Bronzewing.  The third breeding record of the day was curious behaviour - eventually recorded as Inspecting Hollow by a pair of White-throated Treecreepers.  (The prsence of an Australian Wood Duck on a branch was quite able to be rated as inspecting hollow!)
At least 5 Golden Whistlers (2 stunning males) were seen low down on the mountain so they have not yet retreated to the higher country.  In a similat=r vein at least 2 pairs of Scarlet Robins were seen.
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For returning migrants I recorded Yellow-faced and Fuscous Honeyeaters and an Olive-backed Oriole.  Red Wattlebirds and Grey Fantails were also present in fair numbers.

​In total we recorded 33 species.​

A full listing of species seen is in the attached spreadsheet (load to website please) and some photos of a few plants and birds (and other stuff) are in my blogpost.

Could the following be included in Gang-gang under upcoming trips, and added to the website.

The Wednesday Walk on 17 September will be to Yerrabi Pond
​, with an intention of circling the pond. (about 4kms)
.  Meet at Wunderlich St, Gungahlin at 9am.  An extract off Google Maps is attached.

Attachment: 140820 COG Mount Jerrabommberra.xlsx
Description: MS-Excel 2007 spreadsheet


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