December’s survey on a hot windy day yielded only 37 species. The highlights were watching four Little Ravens chasing a Whistling Kite from the park and seeing young Black-winged Stilts on the saltwater lake edge. With few flowers in the canopy at present, Little Wattlebirds were entirely absent, but Musk Lorikeets flew overhead. The most interesting observation for December so far has been a pair of Latham’s Snipe in the railway swamp.
The group is very concerned at the rise in rabbit sightings over spring – 18 this survey. Action is needed.