15/05/24 Bird & Frog survey: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
It was a misty, 5.4 deg C start to our Citizen Science Bird & Frog survey in Yellingbo Nature Conservation Area, however the sun soon burnt off that mist and we were treated to a still, sunny morning with clear blue skies. What a fantastic way to spend a few hours with a fabulous group of people!
We recorded 33 species of birds, including Chestnut Teals utilising the swamp edge. This species hasn't been recorded before. It was also surprising to see so many Masked Lapwings flocking together - we don't see them often at all and then only 1 or 2 at a time. There was a flock of at least 22, with 29 sighted across the morning.
The frogs were quiet! I would be too on such a cool morning :)
A solitary Swamp Wallaby looked on peacefully as we walked by, and there was some fabulous fungi, including the gorgeous Ruby Bonnet and interesting Phlebia subceracea & Hypoxylon howeanum - no common names for these!
Huge thanks to Karin for diving in and offering to learn how to use Birdata to record the species we saw 🙂

Publicado el 16 de mayo de 2024 por regnans regnans


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