Wednesday, 7 June 2017

170607_Latrobe River, Wirilda Environment Park

Peter met Marg, Heather, Bev, Val and Ross at Maccas in Morwell on a crisp winter's day and they headed off under a cloudless sky to a small track on the side of the Latrobe River on the Traralgon-Tyers Road where they started birding. Jack joined them a little later. There was not a breath of wind so spotting those LBJs was relatively easy. Highlights of 38 species were ...

Wedge-tailed Eagles, Satin Bowerbird, Australian King-Parrot, loads of Eastern Spinebills, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater,White-eared and White-naped Honeyeaters, Whipbirds, both Pards, heaps of Pied Currawongs, ravens, robins, finches, fantails. The lowlight was a Common Blackbird!

Onwards to Wirilda Environmental Park via the lookout on the Walhalla Road in Tyers where six of the seven lunched [Jack thought it was only morning tea and ended up a little peckish!] in the presence of an Olive Whistler and walked along the Tyers River for a short way then up the 400-metre Red Gum Track and back to the cars. Highlights of 24 species were the OW, Lewin's Honeyeater, Nankeen Kestrel, Brown Gerygone and Varied Sitella!

All in all, 47 species and a great day. Thank you Peter.  We left at about 2pm with dark clouds looming!
Eastern Spinebill
Australian King Parrot
Eastern Yellow Robin
Eastern Yellow Robin
Pied Currawong
Satin Bowerbird
Superb Fairy-wren
White-browed Scrubwren
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

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