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Beginners Outing to Lysterfield Park

25 July 2015

Participants : 27 + Leader

Weather: Temperature 12C with a very strong gale force wind and overcast.

Species Seen : 44

Northern Mallard. Photo by Merrilyn Serong
Northern Mallard. Photo by Merrilyn Serong

Highlights:

  • Pair of Peregrine Falcons
  • Male Mistletoebird
  • Female Pink Robin
  • Striated Thornbill building nest
  • Large flock of approximately 40 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters feeding.
Great Crested Grebe. Photo by Merrilyn Serong
Great Crested Grebe. Photo by Merrilyn Serong

Unfortunately due to the strong wind, conditions were difficult and prolonged, good sightings for the beginners were few but did include:

  • Grey Butcherbird
  • Crimson Rosella
  • Whistling Kite
  • White-eared Honeyeater
  • Brown Thornbill, and
  • Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Brown Thornbill. Photo by Merrilyn Serong
Brown Thornbill. Photo by Merrilyn Serong

Contributor: Robert Grosvenor