U3A Bird Watching 2018


A monthly walk/wander in a promising birdy location, to observe, identify and learn about the varied habits and habitats of our bird life. The locations for each month’s session are checked a week beforehand, to try to ensure that we will see a reasonable number of species. We try to limit driving times to less than 20 minutes. During morning tea at the end of our birding session we hold a bird-call – making a list of the species seen.

Each month a brief note on the walk, with bird list and some images, will be entered on the U3A website’s News section.

In 2017, location included Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, Harcourt Reservoir, Vaughan Springs, Warburton Bridge and sites around Newstead.
The pictures here were taken on our last three birding sessions in 2017.

Striated Pardalotes at Muckleford Station, September
   
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Warburton Bridge, December
Barking Owl, Newstead, November
 
 
[ Photos: Peter Turner ]