Five Muckleford Landcare members took part in the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club annual bird count on the weekend.
Eleanor, Albi, Theo, Neville and Beth braved the unusually cold morning to survey the Castlemaine golf course. We found 155 birds in total and 44 different species.
The highlight occurred the next day when Deb Worland and her son Chris (regular bird monitors at the golf course) gave us a tip-off about some powerful owls and we all ran back to sight and record them in the survey as well. Eleanor and Albi took some beautiful photos http://www.gypsytwitchers.com
If people are interested, we could make this a whole of landcare group activity next year – we’ll put it on the agenda at the AGM.