Walton Bridge bushcare

Jan 25, 2023

Walton Bridge bushcare is on the first Saturday of every month except January. The working bee starts at 3:30 pm and goes until 5:30 pm, daylight permitting.

You need to wear boots, gloves, a hat and appropriate clothing. It’s also advisable to apply insect repellent and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Walton Bridge is part of the Brisbane City Council Habitat Brisbane program. The group leader is Anne Jones telephone 0438 047 910.

Spangled Drongo

The spangled drongo Dicrurus bracteatus is a regular visitor to Walton Bridge Reserve. It is the only drongo to be found in Australia. These birds are altitudinal and latitudinal migrants. They arrive in South-East Queensland from North Queensland in late spring and leave with their new crop of three to five juveniles in midsummer.

They make astonishingly loud, complex and entertaining calls that may sound like a sneeze. The spangled drongo is an amazing mimic, taking most of its vocabulary from the sounds heard in the vicinity and weaving them into a song.

Spangled drongoes are annual visitors to Walton Bridge Reserve. PHOTO: JJ Harrison