Gooroo South Woodland Survey 6 October 2021

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Subject: Gooroo South Woodland Survey 6 October 2021
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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 05:55:21 +0000

The spring bird survey in the southern half of Goorooyarroo was done by Prue and I this morning. It was mild, clear and sunny, with light to moderate winds. It was very wet underfoot with plenty of native and introduced forbs in flower, and lots of water in dams and creeks. We recorded a total of 56 species with 43 of those during our 10 minute counts, about average for our spring survey.


Amongst the interesting species recorded were a pair of Nankeen Kestrels, Speckled Warblers in a couple of places, a Brown Goshawk at site 4, a Grey Currawong heard at site 8, and a Sacred Kingfisher calling near site 5. There were a reasonable number of summer migrants recorded - Mistletoebird, Noisy Friarbird, White-throated and Western Gerygones, Dusky Woodswallow, Shining and Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoos and Rufous Whistler. There was quite a lot of flowers on the Yellow Boxes and quite a few honeyeaters feeding in them, including Brown-headed, White-naped, White-plumed and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. Breeding was noted for White-winged Choughs (at least 2 chicks in a nest), Buff-rumped Thornbills were feeding chicks in a nest in a hole in a tree stump, and Yellow-rumped Thornbills were feeding fledglings. Superb Parrots were checking out hollows.


Other fauna included a Shingleback, a very large Common Bluetongue, 3 common species of frog calling and 6 species of butterfly including both Spotted and Imperial Jezebels.



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