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The Reserve offers a quality habitat for birds, frogs, crustaceans and other invertebrates. White-striped Freetail Bat(Tadarida australis)Kookaburra(Dacelo sp.), Spotted Pardalote(Pardalotus punctatus), Pink Robin(Petroica rodinogaster), Buff-banded Rail(Gallirallus philippensis), Common Froglet(Crinia signifera),Southern Brown Tree Frog(Litoria ewingii)are only a sample of the species that have been recorded at the wetland. Species in urban area have to communicate through rumbling traffic or other anthropogenic noise pollution (low frequencies), so calling song types will vary in term of duration, frequency, tone, rhytm and complexity. We have six Song Meter 4 (SM4) in the Jock Marshall Reserve, situated at various distances from Blackburn road and surrounded by various vegetation structure. Call surveys allow us to assess the presence/absence and diversity of the wildlife present in the Reserve. So keep your ears open!

Aerial view of the Jock Marshall Reserve
Recorder 1
Recorder 2
Recorder 3
Recorder 4
Recorder 5
Recorder 6

Recorder 1

Lat/Long:-37°54'37", 145°8'27"-37.910189, 145.140818

Distance from Blackburn Rd.:29m

Recorder 1 is surrounded by vegetation: River red Gum(Eucalyptus camaldulensis), lax Leaf Paperbark(Maleleuca linariifolia), and Black Wattle(Acacaia mearnsii). It is very close to the Nature Walk Bridge.

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Recorder 2

Lat/Long:-37°54'37", 145°8'25"-37.910147, 145.140154

Distance from Blackburn Rd.:87m

Recorder 2 is next to the Fell Pier, on the pathway. It’s also very near the Nature Walk Bridge. It has vegetation to the West, comprised of Black wattle(Acacia mearnsii)and Silky Oak(Grevillea robusta).

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Recorder 3

Lat/Long:-37°54'35", 145°8'24"-37.909658, 145.140101

Distance from Blackburn Rd.:114m

Recorder 3 is right on the path near the Ferrington Pier (on its North side). You can hear the hiss of the Water Quality device in recordings from this device. The Recorder is near open water. Silky Oak(Grevillea robusta)and River Red Gum(Eucalyptus camaldulensis)are in the area.

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Recorder 4

Lat/Long:-37°54'34", 145°8'23"-37.909360, 145.139814

Distance from Blackburn Rd.:154m

Recorder 4 is mainly surrounded by Coast Tea tree(Leptospermum laevigatum), River Red Gum(Eucalyptus camaldulensis)and Moonah(Melaleuca lanceolate). Recorder is close to water, with a swampy area immediately to the South-East, and short vegetation. Is surrounded by trees.

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Recorder 5

Lat/Long:-37°54'33", 145°8'22"-37.909292, 145.139308

Distance from Blackburn Rd.:195m

Recorder 5 is mainly surrounded by Acacia species and one Eucalyptus species: Black Wattle(Acacia mearnsii), Swamp Gum(Eucalyptus ovata). South of the recorder we have a path and a board walk. North of the recorder, there are trees. Immediately to the East of the recorder is a grassy area.

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Recorder 6

Lat/Long:-37°54'32", 145°8'20"-37.908935, 145.138957

Distance from Blackburn Rd.:240m

Recorder 6 is in an open area. Grass surround the recorder for at least 3m in all directions. Melaleuca and Eucalyptus species are in the general area: Flax Leaf Paperbark(Melaleuca linariifolia), River Red Gum(Eucalyptus camaldulensis)and Yellow Box(Eucalyptus melliodora). In front of the recorder lays a rivulet.

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