NE Woodlands

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: NE Woodlands
From: Rosemary Blemings <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 23:43:28 +0000
On Monday 11th October much diversity in a Mixed Feeding Flock and associates 
around 11.30hrs.
The North East corner of the 'nature reserve’ fence where it mets the 
equestrian ex-cross country course woodland.

At least 5 Varied Sittellas
Both Whistler species’ calls
Pair of Leaden Flycatchers
White-Throated Treecreeper calls
Grey Shrike Thrush foraging 
Western Gerygone calls
Several Thornbill species
Striated Pardalotes
‘Honeyeaters’ too high in canopy to i.d. 
Grey Fantails
Choughs preening in Monterey Pine trees further west and seen later
Noisy Friar Birds very vocal the previous day (10th)
Olive-Backed Orioles heard and one seen foraging, also on 10th October.
Sacred Kingfisher flew SE to NW across the showground as I returned to the car. 

Plus other predictable regulars.
Hall Showground’s woodland areas are an Eastern Rosella Haven. 

Healthy, hydrated habitats are the key to species richness.  Need more more 
micro bats as the mosquitoes wait for those who stand still or take 


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