Pitt Town Lagoon - 23 Dec 2014

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Subject: Pitt Town Lagoon - 23 Dec 2014
From: Thomas Wilson <>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:35:35 +1100
Hi all
I thought I'd have a quick look into Pitt Town Lagoon on the morning of 23 
December 2014 as I was en route to elsewhere. Highlights were a pair of 
Freckled Duck seen in the NW corner of the lagoon. There were also 1 
Australasian Shoveler, 10 Pink-eared Duck, 1 Glossy Ibis and a pair (adult; 
juv) of White-belied Sea Eagles doing some spectacular chasing. Juv was loafing 
on one of the trees on the islands and the adult came and chased it about three 
times - parent with lazy teenager perhaps (or Juv bird just in the wrong place)?
The lagoon is very full and it is soggy right up to the fence on the east (Pitt 
Town) side - the waders are present but in an inaccessible spot in the very far 
NW corner (I only saw them when flushed by something) in what looks like a 
flooded paddock (and possible outside the official boundary of the nature 
reserve). I reckon if I could have accessed the NW corner from the west (Pitt 
Rown Bottoms Rd) side, I could have seen them, but the likely site looks like 
private property.  I tried the model aircraft field, but access from that was 
blocked by bucket loads of reeds and a drainage creek (and the gate on the 
other side of the creek had a sturdy padlock).  Is there anyway to access that 
very NW tip of the lagoon when the water is very full?
I also at least 12 more Glossy Ibis seen in wet paddocks around Pitt Town 
Bottoms Rd.
Tom Wilson
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