ACT region Hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region Hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 16:55:08 +1100 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week ending 27 February (some reports are of earlier obs).

Definite signs of early migratory movement, doubtless drought-related.

PEREGRINE       20/2 Russell Defence Offices

BLACK FALCON    still on Mt Majura adjacent to suburban Hackett

BLACK KITE      6/2 Molonglo Gorge (by Queanbeyan in neighbouring NSW)

RAINBOW BEE-EATERS      several reports now of apparent movement; perhaps of
birds from further south, since we've had virtually none this year

LEADEN FLYCATCHERS      likewise signs of general early movement out

LEWINS HONEYEATER       22/2 Tallaganda State Forest (in range immediately
east of Queanbeyan - uncommon this far from the coast)

DARTERS         breeding in moderate numbers along the Molonglo, just before
it becomes Lake Burley Griffin; not so in recent years

and with wings, but not birds....
LITTLE RED FLYING FOXES many being recorded in and around Canberra this year
- not a common occurrence
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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