"Ray Kelly" <>
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 12:53:47 +1100
We haven't been lucky enough to see the Rail yet but we are quite frequent
visitors to the Metromix Wetlands on Captain Cook Drive, near Cronulla High
On Sunday last, we arrived at about 5.00 pm and stayed until about 6.30.
The Black-winged Stilts appear to have taken their 2 young and left, as
have, it would seem, the Pied Oystercatchers. The pair of Black-fronted
Dotterels remain as do the numerous ducks, swans, cormorants and herons.
Two new sightings for us were on the road to the tide gates where we were
treated to a long (5 minute) look at a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo and a Striated
Heron. It is pleasing to see that more and varied species are being
attracted to this site. Of concern though were the tyre marks of a vehicle
which had obviously been doing skids and slides on any available patch of
dirt and the empty pilchard and prawn packets left behind by fishermen.
Black Swans (with dependent young)
Chestnut Teals (with dependent young)
Ray and Norelle
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