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Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Wildlife
Discoveries and photographs by Jayden Walsh
These finds stress the importance of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment and adjacent areas.

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Birds
Owlet Nightjar Brown Songlark
Owlet Night-jar Brown Songlark
September 2017
Amongst finding and filming 2 Grey Goshawk nests, I saw the  first returned Leaden Flycatchers to Sydney for the season, third Northern Beaches record of Rufous Songlark, fifth Northern Beaches records of Brown Songlark, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Great Knot, White-browed Woodswallow and Masked Woodswallow (thanks to a drying interior in New South Wales).

Mammals
Eastern Pygmy Possum  
Eastern Pygmy Possum  
September 2017
I saw six Eastern Pygmy Possums in 1 night.

Amphibians
Tyler's Tree Frog Giant burrowing frog
Tyler's Tree Frog Giant burrowing frog

Reptiles
Thick Tailed Gecko Diamond Python Red-bellied blacksnake
Thick Tailed Gecko Diamond Python Red-bellied blacksnake
September 2017
 I saw two  Diamond Python and three red-bellied blacksnakes.

Invertebrates
Saitis virgatus  
Saitis virgatus  
September 2017.
My most exciting discovery was the first Northern Beaches (excluding Ku-ring-gai Chase NP) record of a spider called Saitis virgatus. This species was only discovered and described 5 years ago and is 5mm in length!! In addition, they've only been seen in the wild a total of 15 times before.

Flora

September 2017
I found a new population of Erythorochis cassythoides - climbing orchid - (third Northern Beaches population).


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