Bird spotting at Jingalup
JINGALUP Nature Reserve, situated about 25 kilometres south-west of Kojonup, comprises a mixture of wandoo and marri open woodland and was the destination for the Lower SW bird group for its last meeting.
Many birds were calling as the group arrived and before long they had recorded western spinebill, new holland and brown honeyeater, weebill, red-capped parrot, horsfield’s bronze-cuckoo and scarlet robin to name but a few. Most of the morning was spent exploring the north-eastern corner of the reserve where the group spottted western yellow robin, rufous treecreeper, western and inland thornbill and brown-headed honeyeater.
After lunch the group drove to the south-western corner of the reserve and followed the firebreak along the boundary, where they were surprised to see a pair of western corellas. A little later they saw a peregrine falcon perched up high on a dead branch.
With the forecast rain rapidly approaching, the group abandoned the plan to visit nearby Mettabinup Nature Reserve and headed for home with a respectable tally of 40 species for the day.
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