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.
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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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