Mt Ainslie woodland survey

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Subject: Mt Ainslie woodland survey
From: Michael Lenz <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:03:33 +0000
The summer survey on the lower eastern slopes of Mt Ainslie was carried out in the morning of 4 Dec 16 under fine, calm conditions.

28 species were recorded at the 9 survey sites, a further 12 species  were found in between sites.
Small birds were scarce or just very quiet, notably  only 1 bird for each of the 2 pardalote species.
The late arrivals, White-winged Triller and Rufous Songlark, were the most vocal.

Trees in parts of the woodland have suffered and these areas are now very open. Red-rumped Parrots are taking advantage of this, they were encountered deeper in the woodland than before. One pair was accompanied by a fledgling.

Other species of note: Two species of raptors: Little Eagle and Brown Goshawk; 1 Superb Parrot passing through; Dollarbird only once; 1 Mistletoebird.

The many hundreds of Grey Kangaroos which were found in previous months on the open grassland, have now moved into the woodland.

Michael Lenz

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