TMNHA Bird Walk O’Reilly’s 21.02.09
Although Saturday’s weather forecast was for showers and a late afternoon thunderstorm, 8 keen birders took the chance. Birds of note on the journey were Common Bronzewing, White-headed Pigeon and Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos. The countryside was lush and green all the way from one mountain to the other and heading up the mountain to O’Reilly’s,many Pretty-faced Wallabies were seen grazing by the roadside, their ears twitching this way and that like radar scanners.
At O’Reilly’s we walked from the main car park down to the Moran’s Falls entrance and many of the usual rainforest birds were seen. The rainforest was looking its best and the falls were beautiful as a result of recent good rain. Along the track we heard Albert’s Lyrebird, Paradise Riflebird and Rose Robins calling. After morning tea we continued on to the Wishing Tree Track. In the open area in-between, we all had great views of a beautiful Black-faced Monach which was calling as well, a new bird for 3 members.
We drove a short distance down
Moran’s Falls/Wishing Tree Track - Superb Fairy-wren, Crimson Rosella, Australian King-Parrot, Australian Brush-turkey, Australian Magpie, Grey Shrike-thrush, Albert’s Lyrebird, Red-browed Finch, White-throated Treecreeper, Large-billed Scrubwren, Lewin’s Honeyeater, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Green Catbird, Wonga Pigeon, Paradise Riflebird, Black-faced Monach, Rose Robin, Brown Gerygone, Eastern Whipbird, Logrunner, Mistletoebird, Eastern Yellow Robin, Spotted Pardalote, Topknot Pigeon, White-naped Honeyeater, Silvereye, Golden Whistler, Rufous Fantail, Grey Fantail, Brown Thornbill, White-browed Scrubwren, Pied Currawong, Torresian Crow,
Striated Pardalote, Satin Bowerbird, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Welcome Swallow
Other birds on Journey - Common Bronzewing, White-headed Pigeon, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Magpie-lark, Australian Wood Duck,