Silver Gulls nesting at Orange, NSW

To: "Carl Clifford" <>, <>
Subject: Silver Gulls nesting at Orange, NSW
From: "Roger Giller" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:40:29 +1100
On Sept 18 I observed and photographed a Silver Gull sitting on a nest on a pontoon at Lake Canobolas.


-----Original Message----- From: Carl Clifford
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:14 PM
Subject: Silver Gulls nesting at Orange, NSW

Spent the weekend at Orange, NSW and was kindly shown two sites with nesting Silver Gulls. The first site, Wentworth Golf Club, had a pair nesting on a pontoon holding up the intake hose for the irrigation system in the dam just by the clubhouse. The pair had a single chick just starting to moult from its down. The second site was in Suma Park Dam, where there were 4 pairs visibly nesting on a small island in the dam (note, access to Suma Park is not open to the public). There was a constant stream of SGs flying to and from Suma Park and the local tip, so there may be more nesting going on than could be seen from my vantage point.

Carl Clifford

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