Sofala area

To: Russell <>
Subject: Sofala area
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 10:52:06 +1100

Dear birding-aussers

Highlights of a weekend in the Sofala/Ilford area, camping out at the
Astronomers property, were

A pair of Grey Currawongs, observed very noisily peeling strips of bark off
gums in the late afternoon sun.

Lots of male and female Scarlet Robins.

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren in an area of high altitude cleared heathy-type
vegetation (also found another in the Capertee Valley at "site 10").

Red-browed Treecreepers in the adjacent regrowth woodland along with
White-throated TCs, and a pair of male Golden Whistlers in full adult
plumage having a singing match fluttering from tree to tree, puffing up
their feathers, flaunting themselves but one definitely had the better

A Hobby flying fast through the top canopy.

And a very large Black Snake living in a nearby woodpile.

Penny Drake-Brockman, Examination Recitals Co-ordinator, Sydney
Conservatorium of Music.
Tel: 02 9351 1254.

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