Subject: CAPERTEE VALLEY 29-31 of May
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Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 18:01:38 +0800

Hi all,

spent a couple of days in the Capertee Valley and was not dissapointed, highlights included:

SWIFT PARROTS - 6 seen feeding in flowering White Box trees beside Glen Alice Rd about 200m north of the Glencoe property. 1 was seen very well while the other were seen flying around and calling.
BLACK FALCON - 1 observed gliding over the Capertee River and adjacent fields about 1km north of Glen Alice. Most of the diagnostic features were apparent.
WHITE-BACKED SWALLOW - 2 watched for quite a while feeding on flying insects with Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins across the road from where the Swift Parrots were seen.

Other good birds:

Speckled Warbler, Hooded Robin, Striped Honeyeater, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater and Black-chinned Honeyeater.

All up 81 species were seen over the 2 days and although thoroughly searching Crown Station Rd twice no Regent Honeyeaters were found. For more info see

On the way back we stopped quickly at Lithgow STW where I saw:

25+ Pink-eared Ducks
6+ Blue-billed Ducks
3+ Australasian Shovelers

and Hoary-headed Grebes and a Fan-tailed Cuckoo.

Max Breckenridge,
Gladesville, Sydney....

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