Bird Survey at Pinkerton Forest, Mulla Mulla Grassland & Eynesbury Forest

On Sunday 21st May Birdlife Australia & PLEG conducted a quarterly bird survey in Pinkerton Forest, Mulla Mulla Grassland & Eynesbury Forest. These sites are not usually open to the public & are home to a large variety of woodland birds. 127 bird species have been recorded at Pinkerton & 150 at Eynesbury to date. These dry woodlands are home to birds such as Jacky Winter, Brown Treecreeper, Diamond Firetail, & Speckled Warbler.

A pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles appeared in the sky, drifting between Bush’s Paddock &. Upper Pinkerton. Eagles regularly nest in Upper Pinkerton so hopefully they are establishing a nesting territory here again this year. The group was disappointed to see neither Tree Martins nor Diamond Firetails. Fortunately a few equally endangered Jacky Winters & Brown Treecreepers were seen. The elusive Diamond Firetails & Tree Martins were found in nearby Eynesbury Forest.

A sad sight was a dead Corella hanging in a tree, entangled in plastic mesh. It appeared to be the type of mesh used to bind rolls of hay. Yet another example of how discarded plastic is a deadly hazard to native wildlife.

Pinkerton Forest 38 species

Australian Wood Duck  Grey Teal  Australasian Grebe  White-faced Heron  Wedge-tailed Eagle  Whistling Kite  Eurasian Coot Masked Lapwing Rock Dove Crested Pigeon Nankeen Kestrel Australian Hobby Brown Falcon Galah Long-billed Corella Eastern Rosella Red-rumped Parrot Rainbow Lorikeet Brown Treecreeper Superb Fairywren Noisy Miner White-plumed Honeyeater New Holland Honeyeater  Striated Pardalote Yellow-rumped Thornbill Australian Magpie Black-faced Cuckooshrike Crested Shrike-tit Willie Wagtail Magpie-lark Little Raven Jacky Winter Flame Robin Golden-headed Cisticola Common Blackbird Common Starling House Sparrow Zebra Finch

http://ebird.org/ebird/australia/hotspot/L2552509?m=5&yr=cur&changeDate=Set;

 

Bushs Paddock 16 species

Brown Falcon Eastern Rosella Red-rumped Parrot Superb Fairywren White-plumed Honeyeater Yellow-rumped Thornbill Weebill Australian Magpie Black-faced Cuckooshrike Grey Shrikethrush Willie Wagtail Grey Fantail Magpie-lark Flame Robin Common Starling House Sparrow

http://ebird.org/ebird/australia/hotspot/L2552770?m=5&yr=cur&changeDate=Set;

 

Eynesbury Forest 46 species

Black Swan  Australian Wood Duck Pacific Black Duck Chestnut Teal Hardhead Australasian Grebe Little Eagle Whistling Kite Australasian Swamphen Dusky Moorhen Eurasian Coot Rock Dove Galah Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  Eastern Rosella Red-rumped Parrot Purple-crowned Lorikeet Brown Treecreeper Superb Fairywren White-plumed Honeyeater Spotted Pardalote Striated Pardalote Dusky Woodswallow Australian Magpie Black-faced Cuckooshrike Crested Shrike-tit Willie Wagtail Grey Fantail Magpie-lark Jacky Winter Flame Robin Welcome Swallow Tree Martin Little Grassbird Common Blackbird Common Starling Common Myna House Sparrow Diamond Firetail Spotted Dove  Long-billed Corella Yellow-rumped Thornbill Yellow Thornbill Weebill Silvereye Red-browed Finch

http://ebird.org/ebird/australia/hotspot/L2552178?m=5&yr=cur&changeDate=Set;

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