Bird Survey 1 Mar

A dry February has seen the lake levels drop somewhat, and the southern chain of ponds has no water to speak of.

The good news is that Westgate Biodiversity – Bili Nursery teams have been weeding extensively throughout the park, which accordingly looks terrific. One negative – continuing heavy public usage means litter builds up in some areas.

Interesting/notable sightings: A satisfying tally for the survey team. The presence of noisy miners along the northern boundary against the HWT fence is concerning. Fairy martins are rare visitors to Westgate. The little grassbird should be observed more frequently given the seemingly ideal habitat, so its readily identified call was welcome.

All photos, Ursula Dutkiewicz