Having spent a lot of time in Redwood Park in 2020 and early 2021 to do our study of the birdlife of the park, it was fun to revisit some of those sites.
Five of us assembled for the outing and given that Redwood is on the range, and we weren’t needing to do the full amount of surveys that we did for the earlier report, the plan was to just focus on sites in the upper reaches of the park. This is sites 1, 2, 3 and 9 from the original study, which are all accessible from the Bridge Street entrance.
In the original 12 month survey we counted 56 species in the 4 sites, on this day there was only 26 counted, which underlies the importance of doing longer term studies in order to get a more accurate picture of the species present.
|Eastern Yellow Robin
It was an enjoyable morning and with time and weather on our side we decided to head down further off the range and explore some of the tracks and areas around sites 4 and 5. As most of these tracks aren’t well known and are rarely used, they had since become fairly over grown, but were still navigable. We didn’t record the birds we saw here, but enjoyed our look around. This Olive-backed oriole resting quietly was probably the highlight of this area.