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|Subject:||September Woodland Survey - Mt Ainslie|
|From:||Michael Lenz <>|
|Date:||Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:51:08 +0000|
Today (26. Sep.) Michael Lenz and Robin Hide conducted the woodland survey on the lower eastern slopes of Mt Ainslie. It was a brisk, but otherwise fine morning with only light wind. We recorded 34 species at sites and another 9 between sites.
Birds were reluctant to call or sing. Any song that was given lasted only for brief spells. Small bush birds were detected only in small numbers.
Of interest: 1 Tawny Frogmouth, 2 Fantailed Cuckoos together, 3x Olive-backed Oriole, 3x Mistletoebird, 1x Speckled Warbler and Brown-headed Honeyeater. Noisy Miners were present at 8 of the 9 sites.
After the fairly recent incidence of cutting dead trees and dead parts of living trees in Campbell Park proper, Robin Hide had counted a minimum of 20 dead trees that had been felled. This represents a significant damage to the site, mostly via loss of tree hollows.
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