Previous visits were in June 2004, October 2005 and October 2007 – see reports at: http://mipartners.blogspot.com/2004/06/green-cape-june-2004.html http://mipartners.blogspot.com/2008/07/green-cape-2005-cog-visit-to-green-cape.html http://mipartners.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post.html
Both cottages were occupied from Monday afternoon to Saturday morning. The party consisted of Lia Battisson, David and Kathy Cook, Peter Fullagar, Barry Gorman, Roy Harvey, Sandra Henderson, Muriel Story and Helen Topor.
|View to the Point from the balcony of the old lighthouse tower|
|View through the door of the old lighthouse lamp room|
|Modern lighthouse tower art Green Cape|
|Old lighthouse tower at Green Cape|
|Some of the spectacular heathland flora this September at Green Cape|
The survey area
|Birding on the heaths. Barry, Roy and David (Lia, Muriel and Sandra obscured)|
|Sawn sea watching at the Point|
|Roy, Kathy, David, Sandra and Lia at the Point|
|Cottage veranda detail|
|Dawn from the Cottage veranda|
|Head Keeper's Cottage|
|Another view of the Head Keeper's Cottage from Cottage one|
|The large Banksia clump that always attracts Little Wattlebirds|
Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies recorded this visit
Note: A bold font is used for the common names of species seen this trip. The list of birds includes all species known to have occurred at Green Cape or from the nearby sea area.
BLACK SWAN Cygnus atrata
SHY ALBATROSS Thalassarche cauta subsp.
|Gannet cruising to and fro past the cottages!|
SOOTY OYSTERCATCHER Haematopus fuliginosa
|Wombat enjoying the early morning sun at burrow entrance|
COMMON RINGTAIL POSSUM Pseudochirus peregrinus
LACE MONITOR Veranus varius
|Red-bellied Black Snake at the Point|
BROWN FROGLET Crinia signifera.
|Cockroach on the heath|
Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi) and a white, probably Cabbage White Pieris rapae, seen but only a few individuals in both instances.