Bundoora Park

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Subject: Bundoora Park
From: mark kliene <>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 22:30:16 +1100
Hi all,

Whilst taking a very casual ( slow ) drive through Bundoora Park (Melb)
my wife and i were taken aback by the relatively large flock numbers of
species.We took about 1 hour driving through the park, which by the way
contains some magnificent 200-300+ year old River Red Gums,along the
Golf Course up to Mt Cooper and through the estate.For instance, my
first surprise were some of the largest groups of Crested Pigeon - one
group of 12 - 15 another 5 - 6 and at least half a dozen sightings of 2
or more, from my memory the largest proliferation in the immediate area
- they really are gaining some foothold in suburbia.Red Rumped Parrots -
30+,25+,20+,16 one stage there were 50+ of the birds in a 20
metre square area.Eastern Rosellas - must have been at least a dozen
pairs in our travel.To me these are great numbers in what would probably
be about 15 - 20 acres of mixed
habitats-recreational,regeneration,grassland etc.To add to these
observations large groups of Sulphur Crested Cockatoo,Musk and Rainbow
Lorikeet,Noisy Miner,Australian Raven.Also a party of 6 Yellow Rumped
Thornbills.An abundance of birds within a restricted amount of
species.All this without leaving the vehicle.I was particularly
impressed with the abundance of might i say,the beautiful Crested
Pigeon.Any comment?


Mark Kliene.

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