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

Birds Mammals Amphibians Reptiles Invertebrates Flora

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).

November 2017
White-throated Nightjar, Australian Owlet-nightjar and Southern Boobook

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

November 2017
Eastern Pygmy Possum, Sugar Glider, Common Brushtail Possum, Swamp Wallaby and 2 Microbat sp.

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

November 2017
Freycinet's Frog, Green Stream Frog, Peron's Tree Frog and Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog

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

November 2017
I was happy to see an Eastern Stone Gecko which is a locally rare species.
Also saw Thick-tailed Gecko, Blackish Blind Snake and Fence Skink

Invertebrates
Saitis virgatus House Centipede
Saitis virgatus House Centipede
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.

November 2017
Eastern Stone Gecko, Thick-tailed Gecko, Blackish Blind Snake and Fence Skink

Flora

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


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