Context: Constructed in 2013 by the City of Onkaparinga as part of stage 2 of it’s Water Proofing the South initiative, this now established wetland consists of 9 ponds, surrounded by gravel paths with several bridges. The area has been fully revegetated.
A walk shortly after sunrise looping around most of the wetland ponds. This time of year the water level is low in most of the ponds with Pond H completely dry as usual.
An single Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) walked the bank of Pond I pushing its beak deep into the soft mud. Quite a few small groups of Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) dotted around the tracks. No sign of any Pacific Black Ducks, many of which at this location are hybrids with feral Mallards. A very quiet location at this early hour.
|Species Page||Icon||Binomial||Common Name||Observations|
|3681||Ocyphaps lophotes||Crested Pigeon||3|
|4872||Vanellus miles||Masked Lapwing||2|
|418530||Porphyrio melanotus||Australasian Swamphen||2|
|357||Gallinula tenebrosa||Dusky Moorhen||1|
|3740||Threskiornis molucca||Australian White Ibis||1|
|7176||Chenonetta jubata||Australian Wood Duck||1|
|8575||Gymnorhina tibicen||Australian Magpie||1|
|12231||Manorina melanocephala||Noisy Miner||1|
|12632||Phylidonyris novaehollandiae||New Holland Honeyeater||1|