With many people away at the SEANA camp in Little Desert it was a small group who met for the October bird walk.

We were privileged to visit the Coastal Forest Lodge property and enjoyed the tracks through the bush.

Kangaroo & joey

We found the eagle nest though it is falling into disrepair after not being used for many years.

Eagle nest
Eagle nest

The dams were full with lovely reflections, a chorus of frogs were calling and large rainbow trout were observed.

Reflection

We had a total of 34 species with good views of Blue-winged Parrots, Dusky Wood-swallows, Horsfields Bronze-cuckoos, Yellow Robins and Eastern Rosellas.

Eastern Rosella

We were unable to find the Powerful Owl nest that had been seen a few years ago.

Thank you to Allan, Gail and Iona Roberts for allowing us to birdwatch on this delightful property.

Alison Watson

Events Calendar

Nov
20

Mon 9:30am - 11:00am

Nov
20

Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm

Nov
21

Tue 9:00am - 12:00pm

Nov
21

Tue 9:00am - 12:00pm

Nov
23

Thu 9:00am - 12:00pm

Weed of the month

Freesia

Freesia

Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.

More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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