ACT region Hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region Hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 18:25:14 +1000 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for fortnight ending 9 August (some reports are of earlier obs).
Not a lot, but spring is certainly a strong hint at present; in the coming
weeks the roll-call of returning migrants is a highlight of our year!

BREEDING ACTIVITY       Recorded from Magpies, Speckled Warblers, Pied
Currawongs, Yellow-rumped Thornbills, Red-browed Finches, Magpie-larks. None
of these are outrageously early.

TREE MARTINS    9/8 The first migrant return reported to me (well, actually
I was delighted to see them myself!). 

DUSKY WOODSWALLOW       1/8 Flock of 8 in suburban Jerrabomberra wetlands;
this group has apparently over-wintered.

YELLOW-TUFTED HONEYEATER        8/8 heard at National Botanic Gardens

Hotline number: 02 6247 5530
COG web site:
Ian Fraser, Canberra  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Writing Consultancy
GPO Box 3268, Canberra, ACT 2601
ph: 02 62491560 fax: 02 62473227

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