Cotton Pygmy-Goose near Newcastle

Subject: Cotton Pygmy-Goose near Newcastle
From: James Smart <>
Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 08:23:34 +1000
A female Cotton Pygmy-Goose has been found in the Hunter Region. It was found by Ann Lindsey, Jenny Powers, Nick Livanos, Joy Nicholls and Helen and Brian Purdue of the Hunter Bird Observers Club. Alan Stuart and Peter Phillips saw it at noon Saturday. I saw it a 4.30pm Saturday. The bird is on a small pond which is a part of the decommissioned sewerage works at Minmi. Directions from Sydney: Exit the F3 freeway at the Newcastle link road. Take the road to Minmi at the first roundabout. Proceed through Minmi on the main street to the Fire Station on the Northern side of the village. Turn right for 50 metres and park at the locked gate. Walk through the unlocked gate and then go 250 metres north along the old railway embankment. The Pygmy-Goose was on one of the three small polishing ponds next to the treatment works plant. The bird is not flighty like the ducks also on the pond and can be easily seen with excellent views.

A pair of Black-necked Storks is also around the lower Hunter at present . They have been seen several times at the Wetlands centre.

Jim Smart
East Maitland

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