Bird survey 10 Jan

Doubtless the hot weather contributed to lower bird numbers in this survey but nonetheless, 40 species were recorded and 62 Superb Fairy-wren were observed. In the photo bottom left, the Superb Fairy-wren with a dull red colour around the eye is a juvenile or female.

The Bassian Thrush was seen between surveys by Mervyn Marsh and Leo Norman. It’s a relative newcomer to the Park. Birdlife Australia says the Bassian Thrush prefers densely forested areas and gullies, feeding on the ground scratching through leaf litter for invertebrates. It’s a secretive bird which means a good clear photo of it is something of a triumph!