Lake Monger - 10/1/04

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Subject: Lake Monger - 10/1/04
From: "Gemfyre" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:00:28 +0800
Just took a wander along the southern edge of Lake Monger. Saw all the usual suspects, loads of musk ducks down there. About the only regular species of duck that was a no show was the wood duck.

Got a good look at a clamourous reed-warbler in a tree on the water's edge, they were unusually quiet this evening. A few little black cormorants around the place, no little pieds.

Most interesting birds were the black-fronted dotterels and common sandpipers.

At least two common sandpipers in the restored area in the south-east corner. The dotterels were found in both south-west and south-east corners but the thing that interested me was a lone dotterel near the path in the south-east corner. It crossed the path back and forth a few times than ran to the freeway side of the path and occaisionally stopped, spread its wings and tail and lay low to the ground. Do black-fronted dotterels do the broken wing display if there is a nest around? This is the only thing I could guess the display to be. Couldn't find the nest however.


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