Eastlakes, Sydney 25 Nov

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Subject: Eastlakes, Sydney 25 Nov
From: "Eric Finley" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 11:00:28 +1100
Hi all

A good hour spent at Eastlakes, Sydney yesterday evening from about 6pm,
accessing the ponds from Cowper St. A lot of activity with many species
feeding young. Most impressive was a fine adult male Swamp Harrier who
kindly put up a group of 12 Latham's Snipe, then a further 2 single
birds, which I would not have seen without his assistance. Another good
sighting was a beautiful Bar-shouldered Dove which I have not seen in
inner Sydney before. Sacred Kingfishers were feeding young still in
their nest hollow. Red-browed Finch were also feeding juveniles just out
of the nest. Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Blackbird were all vocal and
common, lending a bit of a European feel to the scene. A Royal Spoonbill
was feeding beside Great Egret and Aust Pelican. Many Clamorous
Reed-Warblers were feeding out in the open on floating vegetation, the
cisticolas and Little Grassbirds were harder to see.

Eric Finley

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