Gosling Creek Reservoir

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Gosling Creek Reservoir
From: "Stephen Gross" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 16:02:25 +1000
Had a look at Gosling Creek Reservoir yesterday which is just on the southern outskirts of Orange. Gosling Creek Reservoir was Orange's original water supply until superseded by bigger reservoirs. Although not fantastic birding wise it still is good for more common water birds. Council is currently in the process of turning this reservoir into a new picnic/recreation/birdwatching? mecca. When I first visited here earlier this year it was a mess of waist high weeds and blackberrys. Now tarred tracks have been laid down and all weeds cleared out leaving at present a bare dirt landscape. As things develop it will be interesting to note changes(improvements?) in bird populations. Anyway, this was Saturday's list:-
Wood Duck                           2
Musk Duck                            8
Hardhead                              10
Black Duck                            2
Australasian Grebe                5
Great Cormorant                     1
Purple Swamphen                   4
Eurasian Coot                         9
Feral Pigeon                           8
Galah                                     4
Crimson Rosella                      5
Eastern Rosella                       2
Superb Fairywren                     5
White Browed Scrubwren          2
Yellow Faced Honeyeater         2
Dusky Woodswallow                2
Australian Magpie                    1
Blackbird                                 1
Common Starling                     3
Steve Gross
Orange NSW   
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU