LIST OF BIRDS SEEN ALONG BACK CREEK AND SURROUNDS.
Golden whistler - habitat - golf courses, parks and gardens
Nests usually in upright fork of bush or low tree, 1m. high - also in blackberries, treeferns or long grass.
Silver Eyes - widespread along the creek in bushes and understory trees
White Plumed Honeyeaters - widespread along the creek
Spotted Pardalote - breed in chamber at end of burrow - overhanging cave near top of creek bed. Habitat - golf courses, orchards, parks and gardens.
Pacific Black Duck - seen along the mid section of the creek
Eastern Rosella - nest in tree hollows.
Song Thrush - nests in dense bush, shrubs and creeper against house or bank.
Grey Fantail - small wineglass shaped nest of grasses in fork of small tree or shrub.
Grey Butcherbird - nests in saplings or shrubby trees; e.g. Banksias, teatree or mistletoe, 2-l0m high.
Eastern Spinebill - nests - small cup attached to small fork in shrub or tree, 1-5m high.
Red Wattle and Little WattleBird.
Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike - nests - shallow cup on horizontal limb or fork - 6-20m high.
Brown Thombill - nests - domed - often near the ground.
Rainbow Lorikeets - nest in tree hollows.
Willie Wagtail. - nest - shallow neat cup - 1-5m. high - trees, street lamps, parts of buildings, sheltered.
Kookaburras. - widespread in upper story trees
Tawny Frogmouth - always near water - feed on moving food at night.
Australian Hobby - Little Falcon. - seen flying along creek.
White Necked Crane - spotted in large gum tree near Riversdale Road end of creek
On one day in May 1996 these birds were seen in garden in Weafgreen Court -3 Eastern Spinebills,
2 White Plumed Honeyeaters, Brown Thombi II, Spotted Pardalote, Willie Wagtail,
Magpie, 2 Little Wattle birds.
Spotted Turtle Dove, Blackbirds, Miners.