Cowan Creek Reserve - North Turramurra - a new site for me

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Subject: Cowan Creek Reserve - North Turramurra - a new site for me
From: Tom Wilson <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 03:30:20 +0000
Hi all
Bobbin Head Rd in North Turramurra (Sydney northern suburbs) runs northwards 
along a ridge line with creeks on either side that run down to the tidal waters 
of the Hawkesbury.  I have walked several times along the Lovers Jump Creek 
Tracks, which is the creek to the west of the ridge.  This morning, from about 
10:15-11:45am, my wife and I walked through Cowan Creek Reserve, which is the 
creek to the east of the ridge.  We entered the reserve off Bedford Avenue and 
exited at Glengarry Avenue.  The track follows the creek through open woodland 
and denser creek side areas for about 3kms.  The more determined and/or 
organised could actually walk through to the Warrimoo Track in Ku-Ring-Gai NP 
and thence down to Bobbin Head itself (with a car shuttle or a long walk back 
up the hill). Although we did not see anything super special this morning (eg 
Brown Gerygones, Scarlet, Lewins & New Holland Honeyeaters, Brown & Striated 
Thornbills, White-throated Treecreepers, lots of Grey Fantails) it looks like 
it would reward a visit earlier in the day (cicadas quite loud this morning so 
birdsong was hard to pick up at times) and a closer look at much of the creek 
side vegetation, which looks good for roosting Powerful Owls (as are seen in 
similar habitat on the Lovers Jump Creek side).
Both tracks are within 10 minutes walk from my house, so I now have two good 
local spots to inspect when I don’t feel like going further afield.
Tom Wilson
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