13/04/22 Bird & Frog survey: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
I don't think we could have wished for a better morning. A sunny, still day combined with the easy conversation of 9 like-minded people as we walked the Yellingbo tracks on our Bird & Frog survey. Ron's keen eyes spied a Tasmanian Grey Fantail with its very dark plumage setting it apart from the Grey Fantails commonly seen. Crossing the Bass Strait heading north in winter, it's quite a trek for a small bird! Our list of 36 bird species seen today included a Whistling Kite, 4 honeyeater species, lots of Red-browed Finches anD a raptor we could hear but couldn't see high in the Manna Gum. No ID for that one - next time perhaps :)
A chorus of Common Eastern Froglets rang through the bush, enjoying the wet swampland areas. The wildlife is just part of why we come together though. A large part of the joy in surveying the Yellingbo bush for its wildlife and flora is meeting new people and sharing the Yellingbo bush with them. It's hard to care about this special piece of bush behind the locked gates if you don't know about it. Two weeks ago we loved meeting Donna and Lou, whilst today we met Robert who as a new kid to the area over 30 years ago attended Macclesfield Primary School taking the total enrolment to 7 kids. Now one of the larger primary schools in the area, how things change!

Publicado el miércoles, 13 de abril de 2022 a las 06:34 MAÑANA por regnans regnans


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