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22 de agosto de 2022

17/08/22 Bird, Platypus & Frog survey: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
During National Science Week our Yellingbo bird survey participants recorded a staggering 52 species of birds including a rarely sighted Australian Pelican and Black Swan. Another 3 new species were recorded since our regular bird surveys began in Sept 2020: Straw-necked Ibis, Long-billed Corella and Eurasian Coot, bringing our total species list recorded to 96. Our previous daily record was 40 species recorded. Another highlight today were two Wedge-tailed Eagles soaring above us being harassed by a group of Little Ravens. It's breeding season for both species and they compete for nesting sites and resources. After heavy rain, the creek was bursting its banks but the wet ground didn't deter us! Together, a team of people that described themselves as "beginner" to "pretty good" at identifying plants, birds and other animals all contribute to what we see, hear and record. The frogs (Common Eastern Froglet Crinia signifera) were making a racquet. We didn't spot a platypus today. We wondered what protective behaviours they employ when waterways are overflowing and moving as fast as they were today. As we sat down to enjoy lunch together, the warmth of a winter's morning and shared conversation was icing on the cake. What an awesome group of people to spend a morning with!

Publicado el 22 de agosto de 2022 por regnans regnans | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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