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
Old South Gippsland Rail-line
Under-story, Adams Creek Nature Conservation Reserve
Sword Grass Brown Butterfly
I travelled down the Western Port Bay coastline over the long weekend and camped at Balnarring Beach with some friends. On Sunday I met up with my mate John and explored a new site – a long forested gully called Wuchatsch Reserve in Nyora. The site had an impressive list of forest birds including Crimson and Eastern Rosellas, Spinebills, Silvereyes and a good number of honeyeaters. While watching the honeyeaters we found a small flock of Striated Thornbills and a Grey Fantail hunting flies off a branch.
Striated Thornbill, Wuchatsch Reserve, Nyora, Victoria
Grey Fantail watching the watchers…
a quick jump in the air…
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