Mulgoa weekend

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Subject: Mulgoa weekend
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 13:08:59 +1000
 Hullo birders,

     Finally managed a few hours at home in Mulgoa Valley and on Mayfair
Road( toward the Blue Mountains National Park) on the weekend.
      Of particular interest ;
                                       A WHITE-PHASE and GREY-PHASE GREY
 GOSHAWK duo, the white-phase squawking .      Female ROSE ROBIN,      Both
HONEYEATER,   and   WHITE-THROATED GERYGONES  still about and vocal as was
the resident   AZURE KINGFISHER.
                                       Eastern Spinebills pigging out on
Lantana flowers. The Lantana here is reaching plague proportions on land
adjacent to Mayfair Rd, overflowing onto the roadside, suffocating the
native undergrowth. Penrith Council won't declare it a noxious weed because
they would then be obliged to get rid of it on Council land which would cost
                                      Variegated and Superb Fairy-wrens,
White-browed Scrub-wren, Eastern Whipbirds and Finches use the "edge"
Lantana, mainly for shelter, but it is sterile in terms of birds a few
metres in.

   List for the weekend;
Black duck
Aus. Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Grey Goshawk
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Masked Lapwing
Spotted Turtledove
Common Bronzewing
Crested Pigeon
Rainbow Lorikeet
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Red-rumped Parrakeet
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Laughing Kookaburra
Azure Kingfisher
Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
White-throated Gerygone
Yellow Thornbill
Noisy Friarbird
Bell Miner
Noisy Miner
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Rose Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Eastern Whipbird
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Crested Shriketit
Leaden Flycatcher
Restless Flycatcher
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Blackfaced Cuckoo-shrike
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Australian Ranen
Satin Bowerbird
House Sparrow
Double-barred Finch
Red-browed Finch
Welcome Swallow
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Myna


                                      Michael Hunter
                                      Mulgoa Valley
                                      50 km. West of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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