September 4 bird survey

Water levels have risen, with the overall species number obviously high from the survey today and the efforts of several other observers reporting on eBird over the last month. We are monitoring Noisy Miner numbers within the park. Numbers are low on today’s count, but any encroachment by this species is a concern.

Some pleasant surprises: for example, the White-necked Heron on the southern chain of ponds; the four Darters, at least two of which were young birds (are we now a darterbase?); the continuing presence of Red-browed Finches and the female Musk Duck; and two cuckoo species, Fan-tailed and Horsfield’s Cuckoos.