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Hi all,
        just got back from the Riverina, northern Victoria visiting Kamarooka =
State Park, Kow Swamp, Hird Swamp, Cohuna and Terrick Terrick National =
Park.  Unfortunately only had a few hours available at each site, but =
nevertheless managed to spot some great birds and other fauna!!

Highlights include Brolga, Diamond Firetail, Southern Whiteface, Musk =
Duck, Spotless Crake, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Hooded Robin, Fat-tailed  
Dunnart and Curl Snake (full list below). 

The grasslands (wildflowers) at Terrick Terrick National Park should be  
looking great in spring after some good rainfall.  No luck with  
spotting =
a Plains-wanderer at Terrick Terrick NP or Painted Snipe at Hird Swamp.

As mentioned in Chris's email a while ago Hird Swamp is certainly an =
excellent birding spot.  Also refer to = 
true regarding the Painted Snipe signings over the past year of so.

3 Jan 2003 15:07:26 +1100

G'day all,

I visited Hird Swamp for a bird survey this morning. It has been filled  
"environmental" water from the local irrigation system. As mentioned =
it is a bit of an experiment on rehabilating the natural swamps of the =
In the midst of a drought stricken area it is an oasis. (Thankful to =
had 1" rain a couple of days ago though). To visit the swamp at present  
to catch a glimpse of what the early wetlands of the area must have =
like. Masses of birds, clear water and huge numbers of flourishing water
plants - a picture.

There was a great selection of birds present today. Seven or so species  
ducks, including a couple of Freckled, Baillons & Spotted Crakes,
Buff-banded Rails, Wood & Marsh Sandpipers, large numbers of Spoonbills,
Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Dotterels and Whiskered Terns, but also a =
of Gull-billed and Caspian and a dozen or more Aust Bitterns. The pick =
the day though were 5 Painted Snipe! At least 2 female.

There were plenty of Orange Chats, a few Brown Quail and other bush =
such as Pied Butcherbirds, and a White-bellied Sea Eagle kept watch  
over =

Worth a visit at the moment if you are able to make it.

I wish all a safe, satisfying and happy new year.


Chris Coleborn

Full List for 4 and 5 August 2004

Australasian Grebe      Tachybaptus novaehollandiae=09
Australasian Shoveler   Anas rhynchotis=09
Australian Magpie       Gymnorhina tibicen=09
Australian Pelican      Pelecanus conspicillatus=09
Australian Raven        Corvus coronoides=09
Australian White Ibis   Threskiornis molucca=09
Australian Wood Duck    Chenonetta jubata=09
Black Kite      Milvus migrans=09
Black Swan      Cygnus atratus=09
Black Wallaby   Wallabia bicolor=09
Black-chinned Honeyeater        Melithreptus gularis=09
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike       Coracina novaehollandiae=09
Black-tailed Native-hen Gallinula ventralis=09
Black-winged Stilt      Himantopus himantopus=09
Brolga  Grus rubicunda=09
Brown Falcon    Falco berigora=09
Brown Songlark  Cincloramphus cruralis=09
Brown Treecreeper       Climacteris picumnus=09
Brown-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus brevirostris=09
Buff-rumped Thornbill   Acanthiza reguloides=09
Cat (feral)     Felis catus=09
Chestnut Teal   Anas castanea=09
Clamorous Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus stentoreus=09
Common Blackbird        Turdus merula=09
Common Bronzewing       Phaps chalcoptera=09
Common Froglet  Crinia signifera=09
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris=09
Corvid  Corvus sp.=09
Crested Pigeon  Ocyphaps lophotes=09
Crested Shrike-tit      Falcunculus frontatus=09
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans=09
Curl Snake      Suta suta=09
Darter  Anhinga melanogaster=09
Diamond Firetail        Stagonopleura guttata=09
Dusky Moorhen   Gallinula tenebrosa=09
Dusky Woodswallow       Artamus cyanopterus=09
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius=09
Eurasian Coot   Fulica atra=09
European Goldfinch      Carduelis carduelis=09
European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus=09
Fairy Martin    Hirundo ariel=09
Fat-tailed Dunnart      Sminthopsis crassicaudata=09
Galah   Cacatua roseicapilla=09
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis=09
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo=09
Great Egret     Ardea alba=09
Grey Fantail    Rhipidura fuliginosa=09
Grey Shrike-thrush      Colluricincla harmonica=09
Grey Teal       Anas gracilis=09
Hardhead        Aythya australis=09
Hoary-headed Grebe      Poliocephalus poliocephalus=09
Hooded Robin    Melanodryas cucullata=09
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo       Chrysococcyx basalis=09
House Sparrow   Passer domesticus=09
Jacky Winter    Microeca fascinans=09
Laughing Kookaburra     Dacelo novaeguineae=09
Little Black Cormorant  Phalacrocorax sulcirostris=09
Little Eagle    Hieraaetus morphnoides=09
Little Grassbird        Megalurus gramineus=09
Little Pied Cormorant   Phalacrocorax melanoleucos=09
Little Raven    Corvus mellori=09
Long-billed Corella     Cacatua tenuirostris=09
Magpie-lark     Grallina cyanoleuca=09
Marbled Gecko   Phyllodactylus marmoratus=09
Masked Lapwing  Vanellus miles=09
Mistletoebird   Dicaeum hirundinaceum=09
Musk Duck       Biziura lobata=09
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides=09
Noisy Miner     Manorina melanocephala=09
Pacific Black Duck      Anas superciliosa=09
Peaceful Dove   Geopelia striata=09
Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus=09
Plains Froglet  Crinia parinsignifera=09
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio=09
Red Fox Canis vulpes=09
Red Wattlebird  Anthochaera carunculata=09
Red-capped Robin        Petroica goodenovii=09
Red-rumped Parrot       Psephotus haematonotus=09
Restless Flycatcher     Myiagra inquieta
Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae=09
Rock Dove       Columba livia=09
Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris=09
Singing Honeyeater      Lichenostomus virescens=09
Skylark Alauda arvensis=09
Southern Whiteface      Aphelocephala leucopsis=09
Spotless Crake  Porzaza tabuensis
Spotted Pardalote       Pardalotus punctatus=09
Straw-necked Ibis       Threskiornis spinicollis=09
Striated Pardalote      Pardalotus striatus=09
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo        Cacatua galerita=09
Superb Fairy-wren       Malurus cyaneus=09
Swamp Harrier   Circus approximans=09
Wedge-tailed Eagle      Aquila audax=09
Weebill Smicrornis brevirostris=09
Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena=09
Whistling Kite  Haliastur sphenurus=09
White-browed Babbler    Pomatostomus superciliosus=09
White-faced Heron       Egretta novaehollandiae=09
White-fronted Chat      Epthianura albifrons=09
White-necked Heron      Ardea pacifica=09
White-plumed Honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus=09
White-winged Chough     Corcorax melanorhamphos=09
Willie Wagtail  Rhipidura leucophrys=09
Yellow Thornbill        Acanthiza nana=09
Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa=09


PS:  Anyone heading up to Hird Swamp over the next few months keep an =
ear out for the nationally threatened Growling Grass Frog Litoria =
raniformis between October and December.  While the nearest record of =
the species is some 15 kilometres to the west of the swamp (Kerang =
Lakes, Vic. Atlas of Victoria Wildlife), the species may be present.
Aaron Organ

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