Can be heard more often than seen,
a low booming call, repeated at three minute intervals.
Departs with a clatter of wings. Usually seen in pairs.
Named for the bronze sheen to its wings
iridescent green bronze-cuckoo with bars on underparts extending to chin. Like the other cuckoos, heard but rarely seen.Voice:a series of whistles with an upward inflection, as if summoning ‘Here!
48-50 cm. Often called ‘crow’ but is an Australian bird. Its cry is not as loud or long as the bigger Australian Raven. Also more insectivore than scavenger than the latter. They roost communally and often fly in noisy groups.
Voice: Harsh, short, rapid ‘car car car’.
19-22 cm. With its wagging fantail, cheeky white eyebrows and sharply defined black and white colouring the Willie Wagtail is a well-loved bird.
Voice: A ‘sweet pretty creature’ or a warning ‘rikka-tikka-tik’
70 mm. Large, thickset burrowing frog. Brown to grey brown with mottling on the back. Broad dark brown band behind the eyes to the flanks, raised pale brown stripe from beneath the eyes to the shoulders, underparts pale. Lays eggs August-January in pools and slow streams.
Voice: Often called the ‘Pobblebonk’ because of its plucking resonant call.
Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve
Frankston South, Victoria 3199
Entrances to the reserve
Fleetwood Playground Entrance
Norman Avenue end of Fleetwood Ave
Fleetwood Noticeboard Entrance
47-49 Fleetwood Avenue
Liddesdale Avenue/Nepean Hwy
Baden Powell Drive