3 June bird survey

Water levels have been slightly raised by recent showers. Whilst the weather for the survey was unprepossessing, the largest group of observers for a long while enjoyed itself greatly.

The highlights were sighting three raptor species, a Pacific Gull, a spectacular flight of 50 Little Black Cormorants, the frequency of Spotted Pardalotes and the continued good health of the latest batch of six cygnets living with their parents on the freshwater lake.

The frequency of sightings of Brown Goshawks including one in flight today, could well be they are attracted by the high numbers of bush birds present within the park, especially honeyeaters and lorikeets.