ACT region hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 12:01:59 +1100 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week ending 21 November (some reports are of earlier obs).

Yellow-tailed Black Cockies     9/11    ~400 flying west towards
Brindabellas across suburban Oxley. [Seems they were coming from Tinderry
and Tallaganda Ranges area, from direction, but to where? There's only been
one breeding record from the Brindies -from a felled tree! :-( ]

White-browed Woodswallows       ~20 pairs breeding Callum Brae woodland
(adjacent to suburbs)

Cattle Egrets                   18/11   10 Queanbeyan [should have left a
month ago to breed elsewhere, though one caller suggests they're Shortland
birds, sacked by BHP....]

Superb Parrot                   16/11   paddock by suburban Fraser

Royal Spoonbills                16/11   breeding at Roses Lagoon (by Federal
Highway between Collector and Goulburn) with White Ibis/LP Cormorants in
reeds - all most unusual breeders in the area.

White-browed Scrubwren nest predated by Magpies in suburban garden! Any

Hotline number: 02 6247 5530
COG web site:
Ian Fraser, Canberra  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Writing Consultancy
ph: 02 62491560 fax: 02 62473227

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