6 July Bird Survey finds Barn Owl

Thanks to continuing rains, water levels and quality in the fresh water lake are very high with consequent reduced numbers of several species of water birds. The salt lake level now reads .83 m – up .03m from last survey.

Vegetation throughout the park continues to respond well, including weeds, a challenge for our volunteers, and supports good numbers of land-based birds. Many wattles are about to flower.

Interesting/notable sightings:

–       One Barn Owl near the windmill – Red Wattlebirds and Little Ravens were quick to circle and harass this fine specimen of a fascinating species.

– A young Black-shouldered Kite on a port light-pole; the recent developments ensure that this once frequent species is now an unusual sighting.

And see here for more about Barn Owls.

photos Gregor Howie