Fauna survey 2018 and other surveys

1. Fauna survey 2018

A. South Lawson Park Bushcare Group Fauna Report November 9, 2018 - Nocturnal

Fauna survey conducted on South Lawson Park bushcare site. 8 pm – 10 pm. Spotlighting. Leaders: Jess Bear and Rhys Pattingale. Bushcare Officer, Bushcare Group members and visitors.

Key: H = Heard, S = Seen, * = Non-native, 1 = Ferris Lane Carpark, 2 = Road To BMX Track, 3 = Soccer Field, 4 = Golf Course, 5 = BMX Track, 6 = Unformed Waratah Street, 7 = Detention Basin
Common NameScientific NameAreaComments
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BIRDS (2)
Eastern KoelEudynamys orientalisH
Masked LapwingVanellus milesHH
FROGS (4)
Common Eastern FrogletCrinia signiferaHH
Smooth ToadletUperoleia laevigataH
Striped Marsh FrogLymnodynastes peroniiH
Verreaux's FrogLitoria verreauxiiH
INVERTEBRATES (5)
Leopard Slugs*Limax maximus*SMulch at the end of the carpark
Spider Species FourSp. 4S
Spider Species OneSp. 1S
Spider Species ThreeSp. 3SWith egg sac
Spider Species TwoSp. 2SChasing moth
MAMMALS (4)
Common Brushtail PossumTrichosurus vulpeculaS/HOne sighted and one heard on the other side of the swamp from the carpark
Common Ringtail PossumPseudocheirus peregrinusSS
Microbat SpeciesSUnknown Microbat
Sugar GlidersPetaurus brevicepsSLikely but unconfirmed sighting
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PDF: Fauna Report – South Lawson Bushcare_Nocturnal 09-11-2018

B. South Lawson Park Bushcare Group Fauna Report November 11, 2018 - Diurnal

Fauna (particularly avifauna) survey conducted on South Lawson Park bushcare site. 6.30am – 9.00am. Leaders: Jess Bear and Rhys Pattingale. Bushcare Officer, Bushcare Group members and visitors.

Key: H = Heard, S = Seen, * = Non-native, 1 = Ferris Lane Carpark, 2 = Road To BMX Track, 3 = Soccer Field, 4 = Golf Course, 5 = BMX Track, 6 = Unformed Waratah Street.
Common NameScientific NameAreaComments
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BIRDS (35)
Australian King-ParrotAlisterus scapularisHS
Australian MagpieCracticus tibicenHH
Brown ThornbillAcanthiza pusillaH
Channel-billed CuckooScythrops novaehollandiaeHHS
Crimson RosellaPlatycercus elegansSHSSS
Eastern KoelEudynamys orientalisH
Eastern SpinebillAcanthorhynchus tenuirostrisHSSH
Eastern WhipbirdPsophodes olivaceusHHH
Eastern Yellow RobinEopsaltria australisHS
Eurasian Blackbird*Turdus merula*H
Golden WhistlerPachycephala pectoralisSMale
Grey ButcherbirdCracticus torquatusH
Grey FantailRhipidura albiscapaHSEdge Of Planting Buffer Of Golf Course, beginning building a nest
Laughing KookaburraDacelo novaeguineaeHSSeveral Perched On Lopped Tree Near BMX Track
Lewin's HoneyeaterMeliphaga lewiniiH
Little WattlebirdAnthochaera chrysopteraHHS
Magpie-larkGrallina cyanoleucaSEdge Of Ferris Lane (Near Carpark), mudnest in Angophora costata
Masked LapwingVanellus milesH
MistletoebirdDicaeum hirundinaceumS
New Holland HoneyeaterPhylidonyris novaehollandiaeS
Pied CurrawongStrepera graculinaHSH
Rainbow LorikeetTrichoglossus haematodusS
Red WattlebirdAnthochaera carunculataHSSS
Red-Whiskered Bulbul *Pycnonotus jocosus*H
Rooster *Gallus gallus*H
Rufous WhistlerPachycephala rufiventrisSFemale
Satin BowerbirdPtilonorhynchus violaceusSSFemale/Juvenile
SilvereyeZosterops lateralisHH
Spotted PardalotePardalotus punctatusH
Striated ThornbillAcanthiza lineataHS
Sulphur-crested CockatooCacatua galeritaSSS
Superb Fairy-wrenMalurus cyaneusH
Welcome SwallowHirundo neoxenaSS
White-throated TreecreeperCormobates leucophaeaH
Yellow-Faced HoneyeaterCaligavis chrysopsS
REPTILES (1)
Dark-flecked Garden SunskinkLampropholis delicataS
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PDF: Fauna Report – South Lawson Bushcare_Diurnal – 11-11-2018

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2. Spring 2018 Wild Pollinator Count survey

Name:      Bushcare Officer Blue Mountains City Council

Email address:      khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au<mailto:khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au>

Date of this observation:        Sunday 18th November, 2018

Time of this observation:    11:15 AM

Postcode:        2783

Suburb or town:  Lawson, NSW

Location/address:        Near Unformed Waratah Street

Name of the plant (common or scientific) you observed:      Small-Leaf Privet – Ligustrum sinense wrapped in Japanese Honeysuckle – Lonicera japonica

Native or exotic?  Exotic (an introduced plant)

Details of your observation site:      Several small flowering Privets, wrapped in flowering Honeysuckle

BEES – European honey bees      3

BEETLES – Other beetles 1

BUTTERFLIES or MOTHS    1

FLIES – Other flies    3

The TOTAL number of insects you observed:        8

Add any other details about your observations:  Weather – Warm, cloudy, no wind

Did you take any photographs of pollinators you would like to share?    Yes, I have photos and will email them to wildpollinatorcount@gmail.com<mailto:wildpollinatorcount@gmail.com>

Do you permit us to use your photos (with credit) on the Wild Pollinator Count website or social media pages?  Yes

Would you like to receive news about the Wild Pollinator Count including the results and reminders for future events via email?  Yes

Other comments or feedback: Very interesting to see the range of insects on the plants for such a short time.