Birding on Mt Macedon, Victoria
2007 Victorian trip report #11
While staying with our friends in Gisborne north of Melbourne we went on several drives. On the Saturday we drove up to the top of Mount Macedon just to the north. We went to the top of the mountain and had a brief look at the surrounding view. Even though it was a bright sunny day the surrounding area was very hazy and Melbourne itself was hardly visible.
We stopped at the cafÃƒÂ© for a pot of tea (I had a hot chocolate) and enjoyed the lovely sunshine coming in through the window. I saw a few birds off in the distance as but only identified a single Pied Currawong. I think I heard several Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in the trees and precious little else. This is the second time our friends have taken us to the top of Mt Macedon and on both occasions I have been very disappointed by the lack of birds. I guess the constant flow of people visiting may be scaring them away. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t walked any of the local walking tracks; they might be more fruitful with bird numbers and varieties.