A new site explored – Adams Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

Along the South Gippsland highway past Cranbourne and heading to Wonthaggi is a Conservation Reserve called Adam’s Creek. A fellow birder had discovered it a while back and after an explorative visit together I went back the following week to spend more time. It is an impressive area and I am surprised that more people have not reported their bird sightings from there. It is a multi-use site shared by walkers and horse-riders. and while there are signs for motorbikes to keep out it seems to be heavily used by the local riders. One edge of the reserve is bordered by an old railway line that serviced the South Gippsland area. It stopped running 30 years ago.

While exploring the reserve I heard and found a pair of Brush Cuckoos – my first time seeing and photographing this species.

Brush Cuckoo, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

Brush Cuckoo, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora

Old South Gippsland Rail-line, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria

Old South Gippsland Rail-line

Old South Gippsland Rail-line, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria

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Old South Gippsland Rail-line, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria

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Under-story, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

Under-story, Adams Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

Common Brown Butterfly, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

Sword Grass Brown Butterfly

Eastern Whipbird, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

Eastern Whipbird

Brush Cuckoo, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

Brush Cuckoo

Brush Cuckoo, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

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Brush Cuckoo, Adams Creek Reserve, Nyora, Victoria, 4 Dec 2016

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2 responses to “A new site explored – Adams Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

  1. Thanks Matt for the report – must go! – and for the butterfly pic that brought back happy memories. It’s a Sword-grass Brown Tisiphone abeona.

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  2. Thanks Mike, appreciate the comments and the butterfly correction…

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