Hi all, the 8 Freckled duck are still at
LittleBushells together with 100+ Long-billed Corellas feeding on a
huge pile of Easter buns, There are always 3to400 waterbirds at this
small lagoon, no doubt attracted by the piles of bread placed there each day,
its interesting to see that a number of species take the bread into the water to
soften it. At Big Bushells there were 12 Sharptailed Sand Pipers, 2 Red
-capped,1 Double Banded Plovers, 87 Black-fronted Dottrels my largest count
ever of this species and 2 Red-kneed Dotterels.
Its unusual to have Red-capped, and Sharptails in
the Hawkesbury this late in the year given the fact that they have been
absent for the past 2 months,are these birds migrating north ?or is the drought
affecting them yet.
Checked out the flowering Muga Ironbarks at
Castlereagh but no Swift Parrots or Regent Honey eaters as yet, send some down
Alan. The Rose Robins appear to be here in good numbers this year the majority
of them males from what I''ve seen.
Great reply Jill could'nt agree more.
The beauiful Hawkesbury 60km N/W of