Date: 22 Jul 2018
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Time: 04:00 PM
Type: Birdwatching

Birdwatching – 2018 – Brookwater 22nd July

On Sunday 22/7/2018 Eleven keen Birdos braved an early start with the Temperature at about 5C. It was lovely in the sun but we had to enter the forest area and the difference was very much colder. We were surprised to see so many birds feeding on the abundant flowers flowing with nectar high in the canopy where it was warmer. All the trees seem to be bursting with flowers which is just what the birds seek. Nature is an amazing provider at the right time. The highlight was seeing a Brown Cuckoo Dove high up sunning itself. Someone spotted a cascade of about 20 plus Silvereye’s swooping down together. And we found one Koala also high up in a Eucalypt. All were very pleased with the birds we spotted and enjoyed morning tea and the usual bird count. 36 species sighted, 3 species heard. Australasian Grebe, Australasian Darter, Black Kite, Dusky Moorhen, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Bar-shouldered Dove, Rainbow Lorikeet, Pale-headed Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Rainbow Bee-eater, Superb Fairy-wren, Variegated Fairy-wren, White-browed Scrubwren, Spotted Pardalote (H), Striated Pardalote (H), Eastern Spinebill, Lewin’s Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Scarlet Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Friarbird, Eastern Whipbird (H), Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Golden Whistler, Grey Shrike-thrush, Grey Butcherbird, Pied Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Pied Currawong, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Torresian Crow, Magpie-Lark, Rose Robin, Slivereye, Welcome Swallow, Red-browed Finch,