February 5 bird survey

Despite the poor weather conditions, the species tally is high. The female Musk Duck may be the same bird that took residence for some months in 2023, and sightings of a Bronzewing Pigeon and an Australian Spotted Crake are of great interest.

Of the smaller birds, in recent months we have observed Brown Thornbills, Red-browed Finches and heard or seen Little Grassbirds. The Great Crested Grebe, a female, was sighted close to the eastern Yarra bank near the punt.

Finally, there were swarms of Welcome Swallows in many corners of the park.