Tuesday, 29 December 2015
SO MUCH FOR 2015
I did my morning walk today and suddenly realized that, as the forecast temperature for Melbourne tomorrow is 39, I probably won't be going for a walk, so that was most likely my final walk for 2015. This morning I added a new bird to my walk list: the Purple-crowned Lorikeet, making a total list of 39 species. However, I should delete Willie Wagtail, which I used to see regularly on my north walk and White-plumed Honeyeater, which seems to have been successfully replaced throughout my walking area by Noisy Miners. Other birds I added to the walk list this year are: Straw-necked Ibis, European Goldfinch (probably escapees), Eastern Spinebill, Crimson Rosella, Little Corella, Collared Sparrowhawk and Musk Lorikeet. The largest number of species I saw on any walk was 16, which I achieved in winter on a north walk. I average around 10 species per walk.