Bird Survey 2 Aug

Bird Survey 2 Aug

The park has had good rain, and water levels have risen in the lakes and wetlands. The day of the survey was windy, which partly explains the modest tally of 40 species. Moreover raptors are rare these days, and water levels generally too high for the lar...

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Bird survey July

Bird survey July

The park looks good, thanks to a reasonably wet June. Waters level are high in the two main lakes and the dam, but all other freshwater bodies are dry including the wetlands near the FoWP Compound.  Volunteers are back at work, with their recent plantings...

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Bird Survey 31 May/1 Jun

Bird Survey 31 May/1 Jun

48 species were observed including and a pair of Dusky Woodswallows seen flying overhead – the first record of this species in the Park. Recorders noted that as areas of vegetation mature and become more established, new bird species are appearing, some ...

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Bird survey April

Bird survey April

Water levels have dropped over the last month. Nevertheless, none of the larger waders were present. However, encountering both an Eastern Yellow Robin and an Eastern Spinebill was notable, and at least eight Black-fronted Dotterels were sighted around Saltwat...

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Bird Survey 1 Mar

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 terri...

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Bird survey Nov

Attached is the survey report, this time nicely illustrated with images taken by and kindly made available by Janine Duffy, while she was bird watching in the park.   The total number of species was 39, or 57 if all the species recorded on eBird are ...

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Bird survey 6 July

Bird survey 6 July

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 conti...

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August bird survey

August bird survey

Over 40 mm of rain in July turned the park around; vegetation recovered rapidly, although many dead trees and shrubs remain from the preceding dry months. Resident species such as Superb Fairy-wrens and White-plumed Honeyeaters are present in high numbers, alo...

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June 2019 bird survey

June 2019 bird survey

Vegetation recovering after recent rain provides good habitat for a range of birds, including numerous Superb Fairy-wrens and the usual honeyeater species. Water quality in the Large Freshwater Lake appears very good – most water birds were obs...

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Pink lake explained

Pink lake explained

The pinkness has gone now, no doubt because of cooler weather, recent rain and less sunshine, but it was certainly spectacular while it lasted. We now understand, thanks to sampling by freshwater ecologist, Joan Powling, that this explosion of colour was ...

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