Mount Barney Wildlife
September 11, 2012
A short stay enjoying the wildlife at Mount Barney Lodge
Mount Barney Lodge gave us a warm welcome, with four Glossy Black-Cockatoos feeding and resting in trees as we arrived. Knowing that the owners and operators are planting feed trees for this threatened and enigmatic species is heartening. Plenty of Red-necked Wallabies and an effervescent group of Grey-crowned Babblers were regularly seen, with plenty of bird activity and common species.
The geological history of the iconic Mount Barney, dominating the view, is revealing. Volcanic eruptions, erosion and vast amounts of time have played their part, producing the diverse environment found today. The Logan River runs through the valley and through the Retreat, with Platypus seen occasionally. White-throated Gerygone, Scarlet Honeyeater and Satin Bowerbird were found in the morning, along with Red-backed Fairy-Wrens, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Shining Bronze-Cuckoo.
Masked Lapwings and Maned Ducks in the grounds were occasionally disturbed by a Brown Goshawk, and a Tawny Frogmouth was heard calling. Some unidentified Microbats were found roosting and Robust Velvet Geckos provided insect control around the cottage.
Over 40 species of bird were recorded in our short stay, and combined with the beautiful accommodation and hospitality, I’m looking forward to going back. http://www.mtbarneylodge.com.au/
|Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)||1|
|Land Birds||5 species|
|Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)||1|
|Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)||1|
|Shining Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus)||1|
|Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)||1|
|Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)||1|
|Terrestrial Reptiles||1 species|
|Robust Velvet Gecko (Oedura robusta)||1|