Photo: Male Chestnut Teal – Tania Splawa-Neyman
Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve bird survey
12 August 2023
At 7.30 am the weather was cool (12 °C), with an overcast sky, a slight breeze and occasional spots of rain. Surprisingly, many new observers turned up, swelling the group to 23.
Bird activity was generally quiet, with numbers down 12% from July, but a good spread of species. We had our lowest total count for 2023 (337); the high was 460 in April. Areas E and F (covering the Chain of Ponds) had equal highest birds counts (61).YWNR-bird-survey-report-12-August-2023
White-faced Heron. Photo: Tania Splawa-Neyman.