Set out with Dr Who and Jeremy, his brother who is over here from Sydney. 11.15. Very windy but no problem. Cold too. Go along Northern Line and no possums. They have all gone now. But the idea today was to check the new traps from last week. But on the way there at trap T34 we got a hedgehog.
Then over stile and down walkway and first trap had nothing. Also next four had nothing. Then D85 had a rat, then D84 had another rat! Then nothing until we got to sign for the river access. There is a trap number D62. It was triggered and it was a mouse! Then D64 was triggered too and had another mouse! Then D65 same thing. Yet another mouse. But then next one D66 had another rat.
So three rats, three mice and one hedgehog today. Quite pleasing really as we now want the rats to be gone.
The highlight was the little bellbird. We walked along and I can hear this little voice of a bird in a tree. Just could not see it looking up into the canopy. I suspected it to be a bellbird. And then just as I wanted to leave I saw this young fluffy baby bellbird right in front of my eyes. How beautiful is that. Tried to take photograph but my camera not very good in dark forest. You can see it in attached photo.
So breeding is on the way and babies are around! There were also loads of calls of bellbirds and loads of calls from Grey Warblers. Have not heard so many last year or ever really. Something must be happening.
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