While I subscribe to the chatline, I tend to be a bit out of touch regarding what is going on in the bird observation world. This is the entry I propose to put in the next Annual Bird Report. Has anyone got any comments to make on its accuracy,
or what might have contributed to such a different result from the previous year, where a total of 48 birds were recorded?
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius
Reintroduced, rare resident
This species has been reintroduced to the predator free sanctuary within Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. Declared endangered in NSW.
Only 1 sighting of a single bird on 17 Oct at Mulligans Flat (BoJ1). This follows 16 sightings at MFNR between Jul and Apr (BoJ1, GrB1, Bec2, W S1, DaC1 & ClJ3). 1 sighting from the adjoining suburb of Forde 1/7 Apr Forde
(EbD1). Up from 11 sightings the previous year.
Editor, COG Annual Bird Report