Devlins Creek, Epping, Sydney

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Subject: Devlins Creek, Epping, Sydney
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:53:44 +1000
Hi All
early on Sunday 23 April, I walked down into the Lane Cove Valley from South
Turramurra, across the (very dry) Lane Cove River and up Devlins Creek to
the Powerful Owl roost - there was some old looking whitewash but no owls -
has anyone seen them at the Devlins Creek roost recently?

Apart from no owls, it was a pleasant morning - there was a great sunrise
and it was very still until about 8:30am so the bird calls and other noises
(inc steam engines heading up to Maitland travelling through Pennant Hills)
carried well - highlights for me were:
- two Collared Sparrowhawks really putting the wind up the Cockatoos - one
very pale bird and one darker one, so an adult showing junior how to wind up
the cockies perhaps?
- lots of Spotted Pardalotes, including one at eye level about 6 feet away
- plenty of Golden Whistlers, but all female or juvenile - I didn't see one
- King Parrots, Galahs, Rainbow Lorikeets all "hole hunting" for the next
nesting season's best location
- a bog flock (60+) of Topknot Pigeons flying overhead at speed - it was the
noise that alerted me

Tom Wilson


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