A piece of advice on the Hunter Birder Yahoo Group to a visiting ovverseas birder alerted me to the potential of this location, To summarise that message "brillant birding, plus a good place to see koalas and kangaroos". It sounded very promising and it was only one hour from home.
We arrived at about 7.30 am and immediately were made to feel welcome. As we drove the short distance up the track to the picnic grounds we passed some bird feeders at the back of the owners' residence. There were a number of King Parrots, Brown-cuckoo Doves, White-headed Pigeons and Wonga Pigeons on the ground and the surrounding trees. We spent at least an hour photographing the differnt pigeons at the feeder location. The natural billabong and surrounding bush was good for other birds with Rufous Fantail, Red-browned Finch, Bar-shouldered Dove, Black-face Monarch, Azure and Sacred Kingfisher seen. While at the feeders Robert Bignell (owner), pointed out a Koala that was in a tree only 20 metres from where we were standing.