ACT region Hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region Hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 09:26:34 +1000 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week ending 19 June (some reports are of earlier obs).

Slow time of year (for birdos too - we've just had 100mm of rain in 4 days,
maximum yesterday of 6 degrees, all the major highways into the city cut by
snow yesterday....) Despite that...

FUSCOUS & WHITE-NAPED HEs       still regular reports of 'hangers-on'

FRECKLED DUCKS! 14/6    2 at Kellys Swamp, suburban Jerrabomberra
[celebrating its 'reopening' after 5 dry months! This is the first ACT
record I know of since Feb 1992]

WHITE-HEADED PIGEONS    still hanging around suburban Waramanga

BLACK PELICAN    at least one, perhaps two, around suburban lakes [virtually
all black-dark grey, including bill and legs; one suggestion that it may be
oil-stained is firmly rejected by nearly all observers]
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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