Mt Ainslie summer woodland survey

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Subject: Mt Ainslie summer woodland survey
From: Michael Lenz via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2021 06:17:57 +0000
The Summer Woodland Survey of the lower eastern slopes of Mt Ainslie (9 sites) was carried out on 1 Dec 2021 under fine, warm conditions with only light wind.
The ground vegetation was very dense and tall, but unfortunately included many areas with St John's Wort and stands of thistles (4 species).

Interestingly, the Rufous Whistler was the most widespread species (at 6 sites; and another 7 records outside the sites), followed by Crimson Rosella, Noisy Miner and Spotted Pardalote (each at 5 sites), the usual more common species.

Of interest: Tree Martin, Double-barred Finch, Dollarbird (all not at sites), White-winged Triller (2 at sites, another 8x between sites); both species of Gerygone, Speckled Warbler, Olive-backed Oriole, Mistletoebird, Brown Goshawk

Breeding:  a pair of Australian Wood Ducks inspecting tree hollow; 2x Noisy Friarbird fledglings; a pair of Dusky Woodswallows with 2 eggs in the nest.

Total species number: 52, with 35 at sites and additional 17 species between sites.

Michael Lenz

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