July 3 bird survey

The count is low because the day was unpromising, and the top guns in terms of bird identification were unavailable. Moreover, water levels are very high. Accordingly, the range of waterbirds is low. Surprisingly no teal or Black Swans were seen today.

What is pleasing, however, is the number of Superb Fairy-wrens and more Spotted Pardalotes than usual (6 is a conservative under-estimate), plus the interesting species noted by the observers below, especially the Southern Boobook.

Visitors will note the number of new nest boxes for birds and bats installed around Freshwater Lake. These were fabricated by CFMEU apprentices for WBBNL.