Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First successful listening session

The first successful listening session was described in the posting dated January 25, 2014, (search word 'chocolate')

This entry is a copy of the notebook entry for that session. It looks rather amateurish which indeed it was, but some key information is recorded. Richard Jordan had said they would call between sunset and 30 minutes after. It was at this session that it was found that the ground parrots call later in the evening here. The need for a compass is foreshadowed.

Brenda Newbey travelled out to the site in the North Fitzgerald in her and Ken's Subaru planning to stay overnight so as to listen both evening and morning.

Additions to original notes are in itallics. 

Ground Parrot trip - solo


Drummond Track 13km from Old Ongerup Road

      Large patch of Dieback ca. 2km
      1 Emu, 1 brush (wallaby), 2 grey (kangaroos)

1.4 km S of first firebreak (right across - from a sign of ground parrot feeding on Daviesia pachyphylla)

Heard one at 5.50 pm.

Almost dark. 2 or 3 stars. (Venus +)

ca. 40 minutes after sunset. Cold strong wind.

      6.05 am
      6.10 am
      6.13 am
3 calls from similar direction (2 notated as rising calls of 14 notes)

Sunrise ca. 6.45 - too cloudy to see exactly. Intermittant showers. 

Others (birds) heard before sunrise

TCHE, NHHE, Calamanthus, Grey Butcherbird, RWB, Grey Currawong.

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