Capertee Valley conditions

To: "Carol Probets" <>, <>
Subject: Capertee Valley conditions
From: "Troy Mutton" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:26:55 +1100
Thanks Carol - that's exactly what I was after.

I'll give a trip report in the next week or so after I get back. Probably going 
to head up there on the 19/20th, so hopefully things will have dried out even 


-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Probets 
Sent: Fri 10/12/2010 17:19
To: Troy Mutton; 
Subject: Capertee Valley conditions

Hi Troy and all,

It's 2 weeks since I've been to the valley - since before the floods
- but yes, the road was cut at the Capertee River bridge but is open
again now. I was speaking to someone in the valley by phone last
night and apparently there's a huge amount of water around, whole
paddocks flooded, the creek at Glen Alice was a raging torrent, etc.

The following blog has some info and photos of the road etc:
On the right-hand side are links to further photos.

Bird-wise, things are pretty good but as with everywhere, widely
dispersed and the more nomadic species are further inland. This year
has been a very poor one for flowering eucalypts so Regent
Honeyeaters are almost impossible to find. Also very few Painted
Honeyeaters though I did hear one on 26th Nov. Birds which are around
in reasonable numbers include Turquoise Parrots, all the finches,
doves, quails (Stubble, Brown, Painted), Speckled Warbler and all the
other small insectivores, the resident honeyeaters, etc. The 3-way
junction 5km before Glen Davis has been a good spot for Plum-headed
Finches recently.

Have a great visit and let us know how you go.



At 2:58 PM +1100 10/12/10, Troy Mutton wrote:
>Hi all,
>I'm planning an overnighter to the Capertee in the next week or so -
>dependent on conditions, of course. Looking at the BOM suggests that
>the area has had a fair lash of water in the past week or 3. Has
>anyone been there recently, and if so, how are the roads? Much about
>bird-wise either?

Carol Probets
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780

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