Penrith Weir Reserve and Tench Reserve

Penrith Weir Reserve and Tench Reserve

On the cold morning of King's birthday, we headed west to Penrith. There, we started the walk by going down the path for Penrith Weir. We observed the vast spread of land besides the weir covered with destroyed trees from the floods of 2022.

Pacific black ducks near the Penrith Weir

We continued the walk down the weir for another 1.5 kms or so and found heaps of birds, about 30 species were observed.

The bolded ones are our group's first sighting of the birds:

  • Maned duck
  • Pacific Black duck
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Dusky Moorhen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Masked lapwing
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Little Black Cormorant (flying overhead)
  • Australian Ibis
  • Little Corella
  • Sulphur-drested Cockatoo
  • Red Rumped Parrot
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Superb Fairwren
  • Lwein's Honeyeater
  • Bell Miner
  • Noisy Miner
  • Eastern Whipbird
  • Australasian Figbird
  • Gray Butcherbird
  • Pied Currawong
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Gray Fantail
  • Magpie Lark
  • Australian Magpie
  • Australian Raven
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Red whiskered Bulbul
  • Common Myna
  • Red Browed Firetail

We made our way back to the starting point before going down a different diversion that took us towards the Tench reserve.

We then walked further down the track towards Tench reserve where we also viewed the beautiful Nepean River.

Nepean River around noon

The birds we viewed on this section of the the weir were:

  • White Headed Pigeon
  • Superb Fairywren
  • Noisy Miner
  • Brown Thornbill
  • Pied Currawong
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Gray Fantail
  • Australian Raven
  • Welcome Swallow
  • European Goldfinch