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 Goshawk (White phase)
Superb Fairy Wren
Eastern Yellow Robin
New Holland Honeyeater
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.