Monday, September 16, 2013
A Eurasian Skylark, calling somewhere in grey skies above Old Argyle Rd, has brought my Bundanoon list to 157 species. I've seen skylarks before in the Southern Highlands - on the Berrima side of Moss Vale. Can I record 200 species in Bundy? It'll take some searching, prayers and serendipity, but I reckon, in time, it can be done. On another note, I heard a Channel-billed Cuckoo, freshly back from migration, trumpet raucously at 7:15am today. That's five weeks earlier than usual, according to my records from 2010, 2011 and 2012. Maybe, the unnaturally warm spring (it's been Sydney's warmest start to spring since records began) has caused this. Maybe, global warming is behind it all. LJ, September 16 2013.