|Subject:||Jehosophat Gully, Kinglake National Park.|
|From:||"Michael Ramsey" <>|
|Date:||Sun, 14 Nov 2004 13:11:48 +1100|
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This morning I walked around Jehosophat Gully, Kinglake National Park, north-east of Melbourne. Birds were very active and a good number of wetter forest species were seen.
Almost immediately as I began walking a Lewin's Honeyeater was right in front of me, foraging in loose bark and lichen. I could hear a Bassian Thrush singing in the distance, but it was not until later I saw one foraging in the leaf litter. This species is particularly beautiful in the damp forest with it's scaly feather pattern. Looking into the canopy I heard then saw a Large-billed Scrubwren foraging in the branches, and two Red-browed Treecreepers were climbing over a Mountain Grey Gum. A pair of Eastern Whipbirds were calling in the ferny gullies where a Rufous Fantail was seen as well. In the distance a Satin Flycatcher was heard calling. Crescent Honeyeaters were calling often through the forest.
Thirty species observed in an hour walk. This is a great spot to see many of the species listed above, and its close to Melbourne.
Michael Ramsey, Whittlesea.
Bird List as follows:
Eastern Yellow Robin
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