Prospect Reservoir

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Subject: Prospect Reservoir
From: "Darryl McKay" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 20:41:14 +1000
Today I visited Prospect Reservoir to have a look at the Great Crested Grebes of which 15 were counted and excellent views were had. I was pleasantly surprised when a flock of about 25 Topknot Pigeons flew past, Edwin, have you recorded this species here before. Found a pair of Crested Shrike-tits, 7 Musk lorikeets, a Leaden Flycatcher and several Scarlet Honeyeaters. A pair of Eastern Yellow Robins were building a nest right next to the loo at George Maunder Lookout, Upper Level.
This is the first time I have birded here and was quit impressed with the area. Still some trees flowering but could only find Wattlebirds and White-plumed honeyeaters.
I stopped at Mason Park, Homebush and found very few birds here. Only 4 Golden plovers and 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers as well as the usual Black-winged Stilts and Black-fronted Dotterels.
 As I was leaving I heard a call from the mangroves that I was unfamiliar with. Giving just a couple of squeaks produced a Mangrove Gerygone, only the second time I have seen this species, made my day.
Darryl McKay
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