Peach Trees — 23rd September 2022
Gold Creek Reservoir — 27th September 2022
October 2022 Meeting — 6th October 2022
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Gold Creek Road & Gold Creek Reservoir

© Caleb Gittins

Directions: Gold Creek Reservoir lies on the southeast edge of D’Aguilar National Park. From Moggill Road turn down Brookside Road at Kenmore Village Shopping Centre and then turn right onto Gold Creek Road, Upper Brookfield. Follow Gold Creek Road to the end and park at the reservoir gates.

The reservoir is very small, and so is sheltered from the wind. A rough (very in places) 5 km walking track leads around the lake.

The best birding is below the dam and on the south side of the lake (almost Noisy Miner free).

The north side of the lake is relatively bird free, and is only suitable for masochistic mountain goats, in my opinion.

White-eared Monarchs are often recorded here (try around the dam spillway). Bell Miners are numerous and Glossy Black-Cockatoo, White-throated Nightjars and Crested Shrike Tits have been seen here. Wonga Pigeons are also here.

eBird bird list: https://ebird.org/australia/hotspot/L976352

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    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja