6 Feb Bird survey

A major impression from the survey was the number of younger birds nearing maturity in the case of many species, and the fact that breeding has not stopped yet. Insect life seems diverse which is good for the ecology.

The very high number of Superb Fairy Wrens (a resident species in the Park) recorded during today’s count provides strong evidence of this. Also, the low proportion of blue males indicates there must be a high number of juvenile and immature birds making up the count, suggesting a strong breeding success rate over the past year. Water bodies are full and clean.

Volunteer activity is accelerating, with weeding, planting and litter collection.

Photos: Ursula Dutkiewiczi