Mulgoa Cattle Egrets

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Subject: Mulgoa Cattle Egrets
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:20:37 +0000
Hi All
      I counted more than 50 Cattle Egrets in Mulgoa Valley yesterday, briefly 
in a single flock, but few Cattle.  Frosty Mornings.

      First Rufous Whistler calling, also Cuckoos , a Spotted Pardalote.   
Magpie groups have broken up and a Raven seen carrying nesting twigs. At least 
a dozen Pied Currawongs messing up the yard, and various water containers, with 
 White Cedar berries. Five Choughs under the Chinese Elms along the drive.

        Not a single House Sparrow since the Horse people next door and their 
horses departed about four years ago, common before then.

         Bar-shouldered Dove now our commonest garden bird, followed by Red- 
whiskered Bul-buls, but Superb Blue Wrens ever present.

          Aus Grebes back on the dam.

                 Many others

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