Autumn in Dubbo

Subject: Autumn in Dubbo
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 09:33:32 +1000
Well, as inevitable as it is autumn appears to have arrived in the central 
west of NSW.  Had my first Grey Fantail in the garden on the weekend and a 
migrating flock of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters flew over heading north.

Thankfully the days are still pleasantly warm and I headed down to the 
Macquarie River at Dubbo to cool off with the kids yesterday afternoon. 
The almost inevitable Plum-headed Finches were present as were the first 
Azure Kingfishers I have seen at this location.  Most interesting, 
however, were masses of martins.  Without exaggeration there were 
thousands of Fairy and Tree Martins over the river and through the 
adjacent River Red Gums.  A pre-migration gathering or a migrating flock 
having a rest and feed?

David Geering

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