Kurrajong Hills area and Mudlark numbers

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Subject: Kurrajong Hills area and Mudlark numbers
From: "Eric Finley" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:43:16 +1000
Had an overnight visit to Kurrajong Hills about 80 kms west of Sydney on
Sunday 10/6, where local species seem to be in full celebration mode
following over 100mm of rain in the area since Thurs. No unusual
sightings but a major Bell Miner breeding has just finished with most of
the juvenile birds having become independent in the last 1-2 weeks.
Common Bronzewing and Peaceful Dove numbers are high, with over 20
individuals of both species in the garden on Mon morning with a pair of
Wonga Pigeons, Crested Pigeons and one or two Bar-shouldereds. There has
been a recent White-headed Pigeon visitor - not surprising at this time
with privets fruiting on some creeks lower down in North Richmond.
Barking Owls have been present some nights according to family reports.
Yellow-throated Scrubwrens have also moved back into the garden after
the rains. The Wedge-tailed Eagles and Aust Goshawks are present as

Returning to Sydney on Mon afternoon noticed unusual numbers of
Mudlarks. At North Richmond there were between 45-50 in a close-knit
group along power lines near the high school, and a little further on
another group of around 17 birds. Have not noticed these kinds of
congregations here before.

Eric Finley

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