Large Flocks of Lapwings also in Sydney's Hawkesbury

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Subject: Large Flocks of Lapwings also in Sydney's Hawkesbury
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 19:53:55 +1100
In the Hawkesbury area NW of Sydney, it is not unusual to see flocks of upto 100-200 Masked Lapwings in the turf farms. Large groups in particular are often beside Fernleighs Lagoon in Richmond. During the 1994 drought, I also once counted about 80 Banded Lapwings in the Windsor side of the turf farms (the largest number I have seen of this species anywhere within Australia).
Though not a lapwing but a flycatcher, Magpie-larks can also be seen in huge numbers on these turf farms. 
Edwin Vella
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