Water depths are high, so some waders are absent, nevertheless the species tally for June is 46. For the survey team, the highlight was watching from less than two metres, a spotted pardalote, surely one of the most beautifully marked small birds, digging into a bank of mulch to create a nest.
We welcome the return to the park of a large raft (a cranium?) of hardheads. A similar group was here from last winter to early this year. Lately, a young buff-banded rail has been seen often around wetlands in the park’s north-west.