Friday, May 6, 2016

Birds of Geengee Reseve,Cabarlah


6 May 2016

Geengee Reserve

It has been many years since I have had a walk around Geengee Reserve on Reedy Creek at Cabarlah. This little bushland reserve is home to many species of birds, red-necked wallabies, koalas, echidnas and more.  It was during this visit that I noticed the sheer volume of privet trees within the reserve, mainly at the back.  Privet is a terrible environmental weed and not ideal to be in a waterway at all.  This prompted me to research the history of the reserve and I have since been in contact with many people involved in the original clean-up and restoration in 2003.  It would be good to see a local group of volunteers take pride in this reserve again and maintain it for the wildlife and the environment.  Please contact me should you be interested in starting a bush-care group for Geengee Reseve.

J.G.

Birds seen during my visit May 2016


  1. 1 Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Australian) Macropygia phasianella
  2. 8 Bar-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis
  3. Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
  4. 2 Pale-headed Rosella Platycercus adscitus
  5. Superb Fairywren Malurus cyaneus
  6. Red-backed Fairywren Malurus melanocephalus
  7. Lewin's Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii
  8. Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla
  9. Weebill Smicrornis brevirostris
  10. Pied Currawong Strepera graculina
  11. Cisticola Cisticola exilis
  12. Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys
  13. Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis
  14. Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
  15. Silvereye Zosterops lateralis
Brown Cuckoo-Dove - Geengee Reserve, 6 May 2016

Blue Argus Butterfly - Geengee Reserve, 6 May 2015

Eastern Yellow Robin, Geengee Reserve, 6 May 2016

Original Signage from 2003 Restoration Project - Geengee Reserve, Reedy Creek Cabarlah

Lesser Wanderer Butterfly - Geengee Reserve, Cabarlah 6 May 2016

Birds Nest in Privet Tree - Geengee Reserve, Cabarlah 6 May 2016

Silvereye, Geengee Reserve, 6 May 2016

Siratro Weed (Macroptilium atropurpureum)  Geengee Reserve, 6 May 2016
Bar-shouldered Dove, Geengee Reserve, 6 May 2016.

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