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Day-trip to the Karmarooka Forest

On a recent day trip into Central Victoria (2 hours North of Melbourne), we decided to explore the Northern section of the Greater Bendigo National Park. We drove around the various tracks of the Karmarooka Forest stopping at a few favourite spots to photograph some of the local species. The pick of day was the Shy Heathwren we found down one of the side tracks and a small family of Brown Headed Honeyeaters.

Shy Heathwren, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria,

Shy Heathwren, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria,

Shy Heathwren, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria,

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Shy Heathwren, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria,

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Shy Heathwren, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria,

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Brown Headed Honeyeater, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria

Brown Headed Honeyeater, Karmarooka Forest, Victoria

Cruising the Kamarooka Forest

Kamarooka Forest is part of the Greater Bendigo National Park. It is north of Bendigo and contains a variety of habitats and plenty of interesting sites for finding birds and animals.  I recently spent a day exploring Kamarooka with a birding mate, John. I clocked up a new Vic lifer (312) as well – White Fronted Honeyeater. Along the way we found plenty of small birds and one that I have only seen a few times before – a White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike. One of our favourites was a Weebill, Australia’s smallest bird. We also tracked a bird call that neither of us had heard before and it turned out to be a Restless Flycatcher making a very unusual call – certainly one we had not heard before.

Golden Whistler

Golden Whistler

Female Golden Whistler

Female Golden Whistler

Weebill

Weebill – Austrralia’s smallest bird

White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike

White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike

White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike

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Restless Flycatcher

Restless Flycatcher making a very unusual and loud call.