ACT Region Hotline highlights

Subject: ACT Region Hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 14:27:04 +1100 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for fortnight ending 6 February (some reports are of earlier obs).

My apologies for the lack of report last week; quiet times, as the drought
continues, and a personally difficult time, with close family very severely
affected by the Kathering floods.

SUPERB PARROT   23/1 female, inner suburban Campbell

ARCTIC JAEGER   23/1 from beach, Tathra (strong onshore winds)

WEDGE-TAILED EAGLES     several in suburbs, including one at car height
outside CSIRO Wildlife! (probably drought-related, as RCV has had little
apparent impact here yet)

SPINE-TAILED SWIFTS (NEEDLETAILS IF YOU MUST!) almost total lack around the
area; almost unheard of!

WHITE-BELLIED SEA-EAGLE 30/1 Lake Burley Griffin

LEADEN FLYCATCHER       26/1 female & attendant immature in very inner Turner

WHITE GALAH! Inner suburban Ainslie, with 'normal' flock. (White where
should be pink)

BRUSH CUCKOO    2/2 still calling in suburban Hackett

BOOBOOK  reported feeding large young on Peewees!
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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