FW: [cogwoodland] Gooroo South Woodland Survey 30 September 2018

To: Steve Holliday <>
Subject: FW: [cogwoodland] Gooroo South Woodland Survey 30 September 2018
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 06:45:26 +0000
Steve's report reminded me that on each of the last 4 mornings our dog walk has been graced by flights of 30-40  Yellow-faced Honeyeaters (some days several flocks) most coming up from Hoskinstown Plain and disappearing to the NW, over the Taliesin hills.  Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes are regular and Olive-backed Orioles are regularly heard.  Pallid Cuckoo calls are regular often with male call and female response.  White-throated Gerygones are heard most days within the GBS site.

On Sun, 30 Sep 2018 at 16:31, Steve Holliday <> wrote:


The spring survey in the southern half of Goorooyarroo was done by myself, Prue Buckley, and David and Kathy Cook this morning. It was cool to start but clear, and warmed up fairly quickly. As has been the case on most recent surveys the reserve was looking dry and overgrazed with very little in the way of spring wildflowers. We recorded 47 species during the morning.


The highlight was a Tawny Frogmouth found by Dave at site 4 which also hosted 2 Grey Currawongs. Raptors were represented by one, maybe two, Brown Falcons and a Nankeen Kestrel. Speckled Warblers were present in a couple of places, as were Mistletoebirds. Summer migrants included Pallid and Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoos, Western and White-throated Gerygones, and a Noisy Friarbird. The only indication of honeyeater migration was a group of 10 White-naped flying over. Surprisingly absent were such species as Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Olive-backed Oriole, Rufous Whistler and Dusky Woodswallow. Breeding records included a Magpie on a nest, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Superb Parrots and Eastern Rosellas visiting hollows, and Crimson Rosellas copulating.


Mammals included a couple of Swamp Wallabies; reptiles seen were a Shingleback and an Eastern Bearded Dragon.



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