Short visit to Fogg Dam

Subject: Short visit to Fogg Dam
From: "Niven" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 20:52:43 +0930
I had a very short visit to Fogg Dam late this afternoon. The 
weather was much cooler than my last visit a couple of weeks ago, 
mainly due to the fact that there was a little rain. The birds were 
rather more active too. Several Comb-crested Jacanas were on the 
road, along with Buff-banded Rails, Crimson Finches and 
Lapwings, while  Tawny Grassbirds and Golden-headed Cisticolas 
were busy feeding right alongside. White-browed Crakes were out 
in the open, with a medium sized Freshwater Crocodile lurking 
nearby, making big splashes in the water from time to time as it 
opened its jaws in sudden movements. Along the main road near 
the Fogg Dam turn-off Little Curlews, Australian Pratincoles and 
Oriental Plovers were feeding in the short grass. A little further on a 
Black-breasted Buzzard was being chased by Blue-faced 
The only disappointment was that some of the trees where I've 
seen Mangrove Golden Whistler near the Adelaide River bridge 
have been cut down. This makes the 'patch' significantly smaller 
and more exposed. I didn't spend any time looking for them 
because of the wind and rain, but I hope that the habitat change 
doesn't have too much of an affect on them. 

Happy birding
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