Camping on the long weekend

To: S Cooney <>
Subject: Camping on the long weekend
From: mark kliene <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 22:38:04 +1100
I will hopefully have that feeling when we eventually build on our 2.5
acre block in Kinglake West. Of the half dozen or so times we have
visited we found or heard the following:- Scarlet Robin,Rufous
Whistler,Golden Whistler,Pied Currawong,Brown Treecreeper,Crimson
Rosella,S/C Cockatoos,Yellow Tailed Blacks,Sacred Kingfisher,Fairy Wrens
etc, without searching to hard.We also expect plenty of
Wombats,Echidnas,Wallabys and possibly Lyrebirds.

Mark Kliene.
S Cooney wrote:

>  Hi all,
> Camped at our block of land in Gembrook, Victoria over the long
> weekend.  We can do that now that the house site has been cut, without
> rolling down the hill, past the leaches, into Gembrook!
> Had a great time reflecting on how lovely our life will be in that
> neck o' the woods.  Not a whole lot in the way of birds, although the
> cockatoos (Gang Gangs and Yellow-tailed Blacks) are always nice to
> see.  We did manage to get a new species for the block.  A Boobook
> called during Sunday night!  Species number 55.
> We also got a new species of mammal for the block (to bring it to 8)
> as Sugar Glider's giggled and gurgled on the same night and to top it
> all off a new reptile species (actually the only identified reptile
> species for the block, despite dire warnings of marauding snakes
> lurking in the undergrowth ready to pounce!), we saw a... ok, well
> that was too cocky, I wrote that sentence before going through the ID
> book and then failed to identify the little critter.  It was a
> red-headed skink of some sort.  Still no reptiles on my Gemby list.
> Full list follows.
> Stuart
> Spotted Turtle-Dove
> Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
> Gang Gang Cockatoo
> Sulpher-crested Cockatoo
> Crimson Rosella
> Southern Boobook
> White-throated Needletail
> Laughing Kookaburra
> Superb Fairy-Wren
> White-browed Scrubwren
> Brown Thornbill
> Striated Thornbill
> Scarlet Robin
> Eastern Yellow Robin
> Grey Shrike Thrush
> Grey Fantail
> Australian Magpie
> Pied Currawong
> Australian Raven
> Common Blackbird
> Common Wombat
> Swamp Wallaby
> Sugar Glider
> Common Brushtail Possum
> Red-headed Bloody Skink!

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