The dam was bustling with activity. Pacific herons around the edge, cormorants, lapwing, a flotilla of mountain duck and eurasian coots - the latter two species both firsts for ImLal. In the small pocket of gorse left next to the dam were the usual superb fairy wrens, along with our first sighting of white fronted chats in their distinctive 'dinner suits.'
Noisy miner numbers were down with none sighted in the remnant directly north of the dam. Only two for the day along the channel adjacent to ImLal North.
Despite last spring's replanting, ImLal North plant coverage is still looking sparse compared with the south site.
Tim Simpson from Ballarat Uni and his wife Andrea joined Tanya and me for the two hour long transect.