Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 15:38:16 +1000

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From: "Alexander Family" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 15:34:52 +1000 (EST)
G'day all
            This is the first time i have written to birdline but now i thick i have something
exciting to write about.Having a weeks holiday i thought i would spend an afternoon
fishing on Lake Cairn Curran close to home.But with no fish biting and the Whiskered
Terns and Fairy Martins swooping over the water i thought i would do some bird-
watching instead.
With Clamarous Reed Warblers calling in the reeds,Black-tailed Native hens forage-
ing along the edge,a pair of Australian Shelducks with chicks and large flocks of
Hoary-headed Grebes,Eurasian Coots and Cormorants i had a great three hours.
Thirty nine birds in all and three new sightings for my list.
So if anyones in the Newstead area over the next few day take a visit to the Joyces
Creek end of Lake Cairn Curran between the road bridge and the old railway bridge
and spend a couple of rewarding hours.
List following             *New to my list.
Australian Shelduck     * Black-tailed Native Hen         Laughing Kookaburra
Pacific Black Duck         Eurasian Coot                      Superb Fairy Wren
Grey Teal                      Black-wing stilt                     Red-wattle Bird
Hard head                     Bladk-fronted Dottrel              White-plumed Honeyeater
Hoary-headed Grebe      Masked Lapwing                   Magpie Lark
Darter                           Silver Gull                             Willie Wagtail
Little Pied Cormorant    *Whiskered Tern                    *White-breasted Wood Swallow
Lttle Black Cormorant    Common Bronzewing            Australian Magpie
Australian Pelican         Galah                                   Australian Raven
White-faced Heron         Long-billed Corella                 Welcome Swallow
Yellow-billed Spoonbill    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo     Fairy Martin
Wedge-tailed Eagle        Crimson Rosella                   Clamarous Reed Warbler
Dusky Moorhen             Red-rumped Parrot                Little Grass Bird
John Alexander
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