Fwd: Griiffith-Leeton Area 14-16/12/2002

Subject: Fwd: Griiffith-Leeton Area 14-16/12/2002
From: David Potter <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 14:06:10 +1100
> Griffith and Leeton Tourist Offices have good local maps
> Emu-bush with black, pied, white-fronted honeys
> Mistletoe with painted and spiny-cheeked honeys, superb parrots and 
> mistletoebirds
> The emu-bush has nearly finished flowering, so hurry!
> Yenda
> Binya SY
> 4-8Km E Yenda on Burley Griffin Way (Temora-Griffith Rd E Griffith)
> N and S of main road
> Interesting mixture cyprees pine, mallee, yellow box
> Drinking at dam Binya Forest Drive N main rd 3 bar-shouldered doves (?S 
range), 4 emu babies, 1 spotted harrier
> 1 Owlet-nightjar sunning itself happily in mallee tree mid-morning 39
> degree heat
> (mallee-fowl, turquoise parrot, glossy-black cockies, shy heathwren
> also live here)
> Yenda
> Whitton Stock Route
> Turn S Burley Griffin Way 4 km E Yenda
> First few km W side Rd N Mirrool Creek
> Mistletoe
> 4 painted honeys. 70+ superb parrots flew in 0700, feeding mistletoe
> and flowering  hop-bushes at eye-level - very impressive
> Griffith
> Nericon Swamp
> 12 km N Griffith Lake Wyangan Rd, beyond lake turn-off, on E side rd
> Mistletoe at entrance - pair painted honeys
> Swamp nearly dry
> 30+ orange chats looking incandescent (the males anyway)
> 2 stubble quail 
> 1Spotted harrier enjoying nearby vineyard
> Griffith
> Gum Creek Rd
> 10Km S Griffith just N Mirrool Ck
> Emu bush with all honeys
> Leeton
> Almond St Sportsground just E skateboard ramp
> emu-bush full pied and black honeys
> Leeton
> Brobenah Rd 10km NE Leeton, about 1 km N rubbish tip
> emu-bush full honeys
> Leeton
> The Famous Fivebough Swamp
> 1100 on 40 degree day not the time to visit
> bit overgrown with cumbungi
> access N end Petersham Rd
> observation mound E side swamp
> STW ponds to S
> 2 spotted crakes, 2 avocets, 1 Aust shelduck, 5 freckled duck
> If it gets too hot to birdwatch, enjoy Leeton's Burley-Griffin designed 
> art-deco 
> streetscapes and pleasant parks.
> Regards, David Potter

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