Silver Gulls nesting at Orange, NSW

To: Roger Giller <>
Subject: Silver Gulls nesting at Orange, NSW
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:15:36 +1100
Seems that Silver Gulls can pick good nesting spots. Have the Lake Canobolas 
birds succeeded in hatching?

Carl Clifford

> On 20 Oct 2014, at 22:40, Roger Giller <> wrote:
> On Sept 18 I observed and photographed a Silver Gull sitting on a nest on a 
> pontoon at Lake Canobolas.
> Roger.
> -----Original Message----- From: Carl Clifford
> Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:14 PM
> To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 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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