Gooroo South Woodland Survey 11 December 2016

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Subject: Gooroo South Woodland Survey 11 December 2016
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Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:13:17 +0000


The summer survey in the southern half of Goorooyarroo was done by Prue Buckley, David and Kathy Cook this morning, in delightful weather. Some sites were almost unrecognizable due to the height of the grass.  56 species were recorded for the morning with 44 of these during counts.


Interesting records included a Pied Butcherbird heard at site 9, Varied Sittella, Superb Parrots, Speckled Warbler at site 8, up to 3 Stubble Quail calling at site 3, a Dollarbird at site 6, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Sacred Kingfisher, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo and Dusky Woodswallow. Kathy saw  a Boobook that was chased off by magpies at site 2. Breeding records included a Grey Currawong on a nest at site 9, 2 lots of Weebills nest-building and Noisy Miners.


At site 7 a male Mistletoebird was watched singing at close range – his repertoire included mimicry of Rufous Whistler, Weebill, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Willie Wagtail, Silvereye and Grey Fantail.


Also seen were 2 Wallaroos at site 2 – they have been seen at this spot several times this year.




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