COG Outing - Bluetts Block Sunday 15 September - 34 species seen.

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Subject: COG Outing - Bluetts Block Sunday 15 September - 34 species seen.
From: Jean Casburn <>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 05:06:01 +0000

On a  warm sunny morning 30 birders came, keen to see Bluett’s Block and hopefully to find Chestnut-rumped  Heathwren and Red-capped Robin.

 Unfortunately no Heathwren showed themselves, but the Red-capped Robin put on a good display with photographs to the Ebird listing.  Other birds of note were Yellow-faced Honeyeater flying over, probably on return to the mountains, a Brown Falcon carrying a reptile with a long tail, White-naped and Brown-headed Honeyeater, Speckled Warbler, Spotted and Striated Pardalote, Yellow Robin, White-throated Treecreeper, several Black-faced Cuckooshrike, lots of Grey Fantail, Thornbill of various types and a Nankeen Kestrel An early Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo was heard by several of the group.

As usual the block was looking beautiful even though dry and thirsting for rain.  There were more Orchids seen than earlier in the week and White Heath flowers are beginning to fade.

 We were also pleased to welcome visitors from Braidwood and Tumut.  Thanks to all who came and who are keen to visit again and to Lia for keeping the bird list.


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