Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Swallow Lagoon Survey

G'day Readers,
Yesterday DF and I did our 20th bird survey at Swallow Lagoon reserve. Doesn't seem like 5 years.


The highlight was probably sighting 3 Crested Shrike Tits working the bark on the trees at site 10. Other memorable moments were seeing Scarlet Robins at 4 or 5 different sites, Sittellas, and the ever charming Jacky Winters being in good numbers and co-operative for the cameras.




As usual we were frequently diverted from the task at hand by wildflowers, snakes, (the first one in 5 years of surveying at this location), kangaroos, etc, and an unusual number and variety of fungi ...


Yet another enjoyable day in the bush.
Regards,
Gouldiae.

2 comments:

  1. Good to maintain consistent records. Gouldiae (and DF).
    Denis

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  2. Indeed Denis,
    We were both surprised that we'd been at it so long. Time passes quickly when you're having fun!
    PW.

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