ACT region hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 12:10:31 +1000 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week ending 22 August (some reports are of earlier obs).
The returns continue. As ever, El Nino has the last say; following our
record-breaking drought that I reported earlier in the year, we have now
had, officially, our wettest winter ever!! (Without the dreadful problems
that others have had, however).

PALLID CUCKOO   15/8    calling in inner suburban Deakin

GLOSSY BLACK-COCKIES    19/8 a survey of inner suburban Mt Majura revealed 3
groups, of a total of 9 birds, with each group exhibiting apparent courtship
behaviour. [I have not received any information to contradict my belief that
this has not previously been observed in the ACT]

REGENT HONEYEATER       17/8 single bird in flowering Ironbarks in carpark
of Belconnen Labour Club [same place as one appeared last spring]

LATHAM'S SNIPE  17/8 first return; Queanbeyan

PEREGRINE KILLING SWAMPHEN       then harassed (unsuccessfully) by Brown Falcon

FAN-TAILED CUCKOO       16/8    first return; several reports on this day

and, as final confirmation that spring is here, on the 14/8, 2 blowflies and
a cabbage moth reported!!!
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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