Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

Capertee Valley - Brymair Station

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21 December 2008

Brymair is a working cattle property in the Northern part of the Capertee Valley (20kms north of Glen Alice) that offers accommodation and bird habitat. The accommodation is in the form of a 4 bedroom rustic cottage (shearers quarters). It has a central lounge with an open fire and a modern bathroom. Sleeps 8, with 3 double and two single beds.
There are some wooded areas on the property, however the bulk of the property is grassland. The owner was very helpful and pointed out some nearby public access areas also suitable for birding. This is the second property listed on Carol Probet's Blue Mountains and Capertee Vly web site,

The birds seen on the property last week were:

Wedge-tailed Eagle
Plum-headed Finch
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Eastern Rosellacommon
Yellow Thornbillcommon
Yellow-rumped Thornbillcommon
Stubble Quail -common
Rufous Songlarkcommon
Grey Fantailcommon
Australasian Pipitcommon
Rufous Whistlercommon
Varied Sittella
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Red-rumped Parrotcommon
Olive-backed Oriole
Jacky Wintercommon

Plus the usual suspects.....

The farmer also mentioned that Bee-eaters had been nesting (burrows) on the property for the last few years (November)
It turned out to be a rushed visit, so I probably spent no more that a few hours looking around.
I will be returning.