Cape Barren Geese

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Subject: Cape Barren Geese
From: "Trevor Hampel" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 22:22:47 +1030
Late yesterday (Dec 13th) I was travelling from Meningie (near the Coorong) to Murray Bridge.  Approximately 10km north-east of Meningie I saw a large flock of at least 250 Cape Barren Geese feeding on irrigated pasture on the eastern side of the road - this is probably a conservative figure as many were hard to see in the dull light conditions.
Also present in the same paddock were 60+ Masked Plovers with 40+ Welcome Swallows overhead. A nearby powerline supported 600+ Common Starlings. No other species were seen or heard.
GPS readings for this site are 35 36' 13" S   139 22' 33"E
The sign at the farm gate read "Granite View" 
I tried to check out the regular flock of CB Geese between Wellington and Langhorne Creek but darkness came on too quickly, so it is possible that this flock has moved.
Happy birding,
Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge
South Australia
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