Archivos de diario de marzo 2021

01 de marzo de 2021

24/02/21 Bird & Platypus survey: Yellingbo

Anat has a way with words. Would you agree?
"On a beautiful summer day a group of 15 of us met up in the Yellingbo Reserve for a platypus and birdlife survey.
For the platypus survey, we walked along a few kilometers of the Woori Yallock Creek and the group spread out at three points along the creek, where we watched the flowing creek for 10 minutes, hoping to see platypus activity. It's interesting to know that 10 minutes is generally enough to ascertain if platypus are around in that area. We were not able to see any platypus, but will continue to survey at regular intervals, and perhaps have more success in winter, during the breeding season when the males will be more active, patrolling and protecting their habitat.
We had more luck with the bird survey, where we recorded the highest number of species of any of the previous surveys. The birds must have been enjoying the weather too! A standout was seeing the Sacred Kingfisher posing beautifully on a dead branch."

Ingresado el 01 de marzo de 2021 por regnans regnans | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

04 de marzo de 2021

04/03/21 Bird survey: Haining Farm Conservation Park

After nearly an entire year away from fieldwork (due to covid of course), I was able to make a return by joining the bird survey at Haining Farm that runs monthly by BirdLife Australia volunteers and which Friends volunteers joined this month. Our group was a mix of locals and those driving an hour or more, experienced birders and novices. The mood was cheery and much conversation was had as we walked through the site recording the bird species. So much information was passed back and forth between the participants, sharing knowledge on bird species, bird calls, habitat, flora and more. A very enjoyable start to the day!
My thanks to Gretchen for her unsolicited words :)
In just 2 years, the transformation from paddock to conservation zone, led by Parks Victoria with key partners Greening Australia and Zoos Victoria, is pretty phenomenal.

Ingresado el 04 de marzo de 2021 por regnans regnans | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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