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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Ridge Track, Goomburra Section, Main Range National Park, QLD.

The Ridge Track: Class 4, 5 km return.

The first section of the Ridge Track is very steep and contains sections of slippery shale. Nevertheless we couldn't resist doing the walk again as we have fond memories of encountering Albert's Lyrebirds about halfway along the track. This time we didn't see any Lyrebirds but we could hear them. There was plenty of fruit for the birds to eat so it wasn't surprising that we saw a nice variety of birds. We also saw quite a few butterflies. A feature of the walk this time were the large number of native Golden Everlasting flowers.

Bassian Thrush
Australian Logrunner
Bell Miner and Red-browed Finch
Piccabeen fruit and native figs.
Macleay's Swallowtail Graphium macleayanus
Orchard Swallowtail

Birdlist for The Ridge Track on this trip: Brown Cuckoo Dove, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Australian King Parrots, Crimson Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairy-wren, White-browed Scrubwren, Bell Miner, Noisy Miner, Lewin's Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Logrunner, Eastern Yellow Robin, Grey Fantail, Rufous Fantail, Pied Currawong, Red-browed Finch, Bassian Thrush. Previously we have seen Albert's Lyrebirds here but this time we could only hear them.

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