ACT Region Hotline highlights

Subject: ACT Region Hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 1998 09:23:33 +1000 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for fortnight(-ish!) ending 31 July (some reports are of earlier obs).
Have been away working a bit this month, which was a pretty good month not
to be here! Will try to get back to a more regular report.

GLOSSY BLACK-COCKIES    up to 4 on suburban Mt Majura

BASSIAN THRUSH  National Botanic Gardens, 12/7

FRECKLED DUCK   still at inner suburban Jerrabomberra Wetlands at 18/7

WHITE-BELLIED CUCKOO-SHRIKE     17/7    central CAnberra Black Mountain,
CSIRO [very uncommon Canberra visitor]

KING PARROTS    750 counted going to roost in inner Canberra!

REGENT HONEYEATER       at least 2 from inner Canberra (Ginninderra College,
Anzac Parade) around 20/7

MARSH SANDPIPER 19/7    The Morass, Lake Bathurst [uncommon hereabouts
anyway, let alone in winter!]

RESTLESS FLYCATCHER     23/7    2 separate inner Canberra records [another
very unusual urban visitor]
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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