COG does the Pinnacle.
25 members gathered at the end of Dungowan St in Hawker for a visit to this element of Canberra Nature Park. After parking satisfactorily we set off led by the local experts Barbara Allan and John Brannan, to whom much thanks is due. (With their presence I didn't need to refer to a map of which an excellent version is on the website maintained by the Friends of the Pinnacle.) Our route is the purple line.
Going up the Macrorhyncha track at least 2 Scarlet Robins were calling in an area close to where they have bred in the past (but no nest was found today). A Speckled Warbler was seen as were at least a pair of Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes
We scaled the summit of the Pinnacle, noting White-winged Chough en route and On Nest.
On the way we noted a lot of tape on trees ..
indicating where the ACT Government are going to bulldoze a huge swathe of trees to put in a pipeline from the Mount Painter water tanks to the new suburb of Whitlam. Here is a view of of that offence against decency from the summit of the Pinnacle.
My guess is that Gough would be spinning in his grave at his name being associated this atrocity. Presumably the hoss paddox below the Pinnacle are more important than the regenerating woodland. Think about that come the next ACT election (although presumably the Greens have signed off on the deal, and the Liberals would do the engineers bidding also, so I don't know what the alternative is).