Walk along the Rail Trail at Timboon

The walk was along a four kilometre section of the Camperdown-Timboon Rail Trail. The walk started at the trestle bridge at Curdies, and followed Power Creek to the former Timboon station yard, and our lunch spot. Huge Manna Gums and Blackwood Wattles were a feature of the walk. Birds were abundant. A highlights was the soaring White Goshawk. It could be mistaken for a lone Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, but the rounded wings and mobbing by small birds showed its true identity. Other notable sightings were the Gang gang Cockartoos, the Rufous Fantail, the Calamanthus and the mixed flocks of Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins. It was a great way to finish the weekends excursions. Thanks to Charlotte for leading us on this walk.

The birds recorded during the walk were:

Australian Wood Duck
Grey Fantail
Spotted Pardalote
Grey Goshawk (White phase)
Superb Fairy Wren
Striated Pardalote
Wedge-tailed Eagle
White-browed Scrubwren
Gang-gang Cockatoo
European Goldfinch
Long-billed Corella
Brown Thornbill
House Sparrow
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
White-throated Treecreeper
Red-browed Firetail
Crimson Rosella
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Welcome Swallow
White-eared Honeyeater
Tree Martin
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Grey Currawong
Eastern Yellow Robin
White-naped Honeyeater
Forest Raven
Rufous Fantail
New Holland Honeyeater
Little Raven


The walk began at the old trestle bridge over Powers Creek.

Magnificent Manna gums Eucalyptus viminalis grow along the trail. The bark is shed in ribbons.

Blackwood Acacia melanoxylon is another beautiful tree that grows along the trail.