Sept 5 Bird survey

The Park is very green and plants are thriving. Water levels are high, and volunteers including corporate staff, are doing great work extending understorey vegetation.

Common Froglets abound in some water bodies, and as usual, the Brushtail Possum near the barbecue sleeps peacefully during the day, half its body protruding from the splinter-bordered hollow.

Reed Warblers have returned and there are pleasing numbers of Little Wattlebirds. No Noisy Miners were observed in the park itself, only along neighbouring roads.

Sighting four Australian Wood Ducks was unusual – this common species elsewhere in Melbourne rarely visits Westgate Park.

All photos by Ursula Dutkiewicz: