Bird Survey 6 September

Female golden whistler (Pic: Ursula Dutkiewicz)

Following regular and substantial rain both major lakes are at high levels not seen for some time.

This means several species of water birds have dispersed to some of the many other wetlands in the region. 

Many passerine species are flourishing and breeding, and since our survey a female golden whistler has been photographed in the park.

Yellow-tailed black cockatoos have been frequently observed. 

The survey team also saw a brush-tailed possum with a young offspring high in a red gum near the Friends compound. 

It is gratifying to see considerable increases in the number of welcome swallows soaring across the park 

The number of visitors to the Park indicates it remains a very important outlet for nearby residents and workers during the Covid era.