Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.
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|Common Name (M-O)||Sightings, Field Notes & Photographs|
|Magpie||Seen in Curb Blister intersection of Trafalgar and Collins Street 16.30, 9 March 2013|
|Nutmeg Mannikin||Otherwise known as a Spice Finch. Very small brown birds feeding on grass seeds. They fly off in a group if disturbed. Introduced species|
|Tree Martin|| occasional visitor1|
|Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)|
Noisy Miner quenching its thirst, 3A Collins St Photo Marghanita da Cruz, December 2015
Juvenile Cuckoo and Noisy Miner in Gum Tree, 9 Collins St AnnandalePhotograph Marghanita da Cruz about 7am 18 Jan 2016
Photograph Marghanita da Cruzoccasional visitor1, 2006 quite common
|Common myna||resident 1, introduced species|
Photographed by Marghanita da Cruz in Backyard
"The Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis), native to Asia and India, was first introduced into Australia (Melbourne) in 1862 in an attempt to control pests in market gardens. Further releases occurred in Queensland in 1883 in an attempt to control insect pests in cane fields." - Wetland Care Australia - Projects Archive: Indian Myna Control Project
|White-throated Needletail||Flock of ~20 feeding over White's Creek, 19/2/2013 - but this the first time I've seen them in the inner west. - Andrew Taylor|
Probably a Boobook Owl, it is only small. Never heard it make a sound even when it flew past in the dark. Resident in Short Street, Leichhardt backyard for over a week now but it had to move one day because a local cat spotted it. - Vera-ann Hannaford, 6 March 2013.
The Southern Boobook, often refered to a 'Mopoke' after its call, is Australia's smallest owl...http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Ninox-novaeseelandiaePhotograph Marghanita da Cruz
1The terms "resident", "occasional" , "frequent visitor" refer to the original Survey Site and Period. This list builds on information gathered in a Survey for the Birds Australia National Atlas and Cumberland Atlas (which contributes to the National Atlas but records more information). The Survey was of the 2 hectare site which included the Federal Park Wetlands, and was bounded by Johnston Creek Canal, the Crescent, and [light rail] overpass on Rozelle Bay. The site was surveyed for 20 minutes each survey period, originally every season, but then every month over a few years before 2006.