A small number of Heyfield Birdwatchers decided to forgo Mothers Day celebrations and journey to Mt Worth State Park in the western end of the Strzelecki Ranges. The park is probably best described as principally a wet Mountain Ash and tree fern forest, (see Parks Victoria).
The main aim of the visit was to get a look at the bird life. The dense vegetation meant that we really only got glimpses of birds as they darted between secluded spots. Lyrebirds, Lewin’s Honeyeaters, Eastern Whipbirds, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos and White-throated Treecreepers all identified themselves with their calls.
We had to admit, the birds were a little light on, but this was well and truly made up for by the variety of flora species and fungi – just so different from home country. Hopefully the following shots will give some idea…
There's something edifying about wandering through such a magnificent landscape, particularly in company with kindred spirits. Despite the lack of bird sightings, I had a great day!