Great day's birding at Toolangi, Victoria

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Subject: Great day's birding at Toolangi, Victoria
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 23:44:39 +1000
I hadn't been to Toolangi since late 2000, so a visit was in order.
Toolangi State Forest is in the Yarra Ranges near Melbourne.  The Wirrawilla
Rainforest Walk is at about 550m asl; an area of Mountain Ash forest, with
Myrtle Beech/Sassafras rainforest in some gullies.  I followed my usual
ambling route up the track beside the rainforest walk, through the quarry,
and up the Mount St Leonard Trail about 1km or so.  The birding was great
today, and the Pink Robin sighting a real highlight.

Fref: WIRRA5     Obs: 7808   Dates: 31/03/2001 -   /  /     Site: WIRRA
Survey: A500 Time: 120  Area: 10
Warm-mild, calm.  Spectacular autumn day. //ST=1400;ET=1530;NO=1;
Country:   36.030 Locality: Toolangi SF, Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk,
Habitat: Rainforest      C1/2:TL /5
Lat: 37 32  5 S Long: 145 31 31 E A Accuracy: 100 Altitude: 610   M LR:
Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk starts from the corner of Quarry Road and Sylvia
Creek Road, Mount Tanglefoot, Toolangi State Forest, Victoria.  Habitat in
gully is cool temperate rainforest of Myrtle Beech and Sassafras.
forest is mostly 40-50 year old Mountain Ash regrowth. //GP;
CODE--- Count Age S St Br T R Species
42681.0 1                 S   Eastern Tiger Snake
                                Spectacular orange banded animal about
                                in length, sunning on track near quarry.
70280.0                   S   Common Brown
 8256.0                   S   Superb Lyrebird
                                1 seen; many heard.
70336.0                   S   Macleay's Swallowtail
                                Several flying around rainforest along
 8302.0                   S   White-throated Treecreeper
 8426.0                   S   Eastern Yellow Robin
 8280.0 4                 H   Grey Currawong
 8181.0                   S   Crimson Rosella
 8359.0                   S   Brown Thornbill
 8344.0                   S   White-browed Scrubwren
 8406.0                   S   Grey Fantail
 8451.0 6E                S   Eastern Whipbird
                                One bird giving a curious croaking/burbling
                                call, something like the opening notes of a
                                Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater call.  It came out
                                rather rapidly to my pishing.  Whipcrack
                                heard throughout area.
 8544.0                   S   Spotted Pardalote
 8366.0 5                 S   Striated Thornbill
 8317.0                   S   Superb Fairy-wren
 8444.0                   S   Grey Shrike-thrush
 8474.0 5E                S   Lewin's Honeyeater
 3680.0                   H   Golden Whistler
 8297.0 2                 S   Red-browed Treecreeper
 8338.0 10E               S   Pilotbird
                                Pilotbirds heard at most points along the Mt
                                Leonard Trail.  One seen.
 8510.0 1                 H   Crescent Honeyeater
 8523.0                   S   Eastern Spinebill
 8488.0                   H   White-eared Honeyeater
 8538.0                   S   Silvereye
 8269.0 1         M       S   Satin Bowerbird
 8346.0 3                 S   Large-billed Scrubwren
 8408.0 1                 S   Rufous Fantail
 8415.0 4                 S   Flame Robin
                                Birds calling from top of stags.
 8416.0 1         F       S   Rose Robin
 8417.0 1         M       S   Pink Robin
                                Great views of full pink-plumaged male.
                                it ticking while I watched a Brown Thornbill
                                foraged on the ground of the track.  It then
                                flew in and chased the thornbill off, before
                                was seen off by a pair of Eastern Yellow
 8542.0                   H   Mistletoebird
 8431.0                   H   Crested Shrike-tit
 8278.0                   H   Pied Currawong
21165.0                   I   Common Wombat
                                Abundant scats.
21033.0                   S   Dusky Antechinus
                                One on edge of Nothofagus forest on Mt St
                                Leonard Trail.

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