On a crisp sunny Sunday morning 10 keen birders met at Belmont Hills Reserve Our aim to see & identify the species of birds located in this area over the winter season. We enjoyed a pleasant walk & good company, the first track was a steep uphill climb, with a pleasant view of suburbia looking south. Birds were seen but not in abundance. After reaching the top we then descended another very rocky track, so we carefully watched our steps. A highlight was when someone spotted some smallish birds, possibly honeyeaters landing high in the canopy at a tree hollow of a large Eucalypt. We watched for several minutes and realised they were drinking from the hollow & some birds were shaking their feathers after getting them wet there. We all travelled to Meadowlands Picnic Ground for Morning tea, then we did the bird count. Some of the group stayed on for lunch, a very pleasant morning.
ABN 60206792095 NPAQ acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Queensland National Park Estate and strongly supports co-stewardship with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC, PSM Governor of Queensland