A single female Scarlet Robin, although appearing to be exhausted after a long flight, looked to be in good health when spotted in tea-tree and sheoak scrub near the barbecue shelter.
Yet again we’ve had to revise the bird list for Westgate Park, raising the total number of recorded species to 119 since our regular surveys commenced in 2007. The overall species total now stands at 131 for the park.
With the lack of rain, lake levels are dropping slowly, but numerous waterbirds remain, and a pair of Buff-Banded Rails has two young. For instance, a Royal Spoonbill remains, as do Nankeen Night Herons.