May 6 bird survey

The park has had relatively little rain, so water levels are dropping. Nevertheless, this was another interesting survey with over 50 species and small passerines were well represented. Moreover, the survey team two Eastern Spinebills, spotted but could not identify a female robin, and also a raptor that was possibly a Nankeen Kestrel. The number of Musk Lorikeets is pleasing – this species has been seen frequently around the Southport area this autumn.

Finally, sightings of White-naped Honeyeaters are unusual at Westgate Park. The last recorded sighting for this species was a single bird on 6 May 2019.