Summer 2017 woodland survey Mt Ainslie

To: Michael Lenz <>
Subject: Summer 2017 woodland survey Mt Ainslie
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 07:45:57 +0000
Did you pass by the Crimson Chat site?  Presumably if so the bird wasn't there.

On 2 December 2017 at 18:29, Michael Lenz <> wrote:

The December survey of the 9 sites on the eastern lower slopes of Mt Ainslie was carried out on 1 Dec on a warm, almost calm morning Thirty 30 species were recorded at the sites, with another 14 species between sites. Notably, the most widespread species was the Noisy Friarbird (at 8 sites), followed by Crimson Rosella and Noisy Miner (each at 7 sites). Small bush birds were overall rare. Species of interest included Sacred Kingfisher (3x, incl. 2x at sites), both Gerygones (with Western Gerygone only 1x), Mistletoebird (at 4 sites), Dusky Woodswallow (2x, but off sites), White-winged Triller (5 , 2 and a nest with 2 young; all off sites), Yellow-faced and Brown-headed Honeyeater (1x each at a site)

The ground vegetation was in many places sparse and low, except for areas with carpets of Saffron Thistle. It appeared that most Grey Kangaroos were in the woodland rather than in the paddocks.

Michael Lenz

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