A good bird day

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Subject: A good bird day
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:26:51 +1000
Listened to OffTrack on ABC RN, 1pm, Saturday with David Lindenmeyer talking in 
the Mountain Ash forest in Vic.
Lots of interesting stuff on the birds, possums and gliders as well as how they 
are faring with logging and fires in this nicely presented show.

Repeated on Thursday at 2pm.
You can download the podcast.
Also, took an hour drive around Brooms Head in the morning in heavy overcast 
and wet conditions. 
Apart from the usual suspects, the following were notable.
In the Redcliff area of Yuraygir np, there were a lot of very well-coloured 
Redback and Superb Fairywrens and Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters.  Wonder if the 
nearby hazard reduction burn a few days before might have led to an increase in 
numbers.  Two emu were seen, which was good as we have have had few sightings 
in the last 10 months.  One wet Hobby landed quite close as we left that part 
of the national park, and there could have been a second.
Back at Brooms Head, we had a Striated Heron at L. Cakora, a pair of 
Buff-banded Rail and 6 Sooty Oyster Catchers on the rocks at the lagoon.
Unusually, no Brown Quail were seen.
The Hobbies are interesting.  There has been a pair around the village (and 
could be the ones we saw in the np) for a while, and a few days ago we watched 
them performing with one going well up and doing swooping dives down to the 
lower one.

Peter and Bev Morgan

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