Re: Fw: [canberrabirds] dunlop snipe

Subject: Re: Fw: [canberrabirds] dunlop snipe
From: FP & PM Fawke <>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 21:02:09 +1100
Rosemary Blemings wrote:
Hi again Pam & Fred
Thank you for coming over today, relieving my soil conscience & tossing around "world issues" etc.
Here's the reply about the Dunlop ponds. Marnix is one of the younger COG members who makes a point of going all over the region looking for what's around.
He's also a friend to Benj Whitworth who's a great asset to FOG & Field Nats & a ecologist when not birding etc.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] dunlop snipe

Hi Rosemary,

I didnt realise there were 2 ponds either. I always go to the large pond adjacent (just south of) to the Dunlop Grasslands Reserve.

My Dear Fellow Enviros

There are three at least three recognised "ponds" in Dunlop. That which is adjacent to the Southern Boundary of The Dunlop Grasslands, which is by name the West Belconnen Pond. The settlement - flood mitigation pond, on the Jarramlee Homestead Road off Hugh Mckay Crescent Dunlop, which is by name, Dunlop Pond 2 and a further settlement - flood mitigation pond which is located in the basin between Cashion Court and Pomeroy Street Dunlop and facilitates run off under Archdall Street being known as Dunlop Pond 1. The Dunlop Environment Volunteers coordinator is currently in the process of having the second and third mentioned ponds renamed to be Fassifern and Jarramlee Ponds, names which have common acceptance and are more closely connected with their geographic locations.

Fred Fawke

The snipe was seen in the southeast arm of the pond. Im sure there are more than just 1 snipe there as there is a lot of suitable habitat.


>From: "Rosemary Blemings" m("","roseble");"><> >To: "Marnix Zwankhuizen" m("","mzwank");"><> >Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] dunlop snipe >Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 16:34:43 +1100 > >Hi Marnix > >I sent your email on to Pam & Fred Fawke who are the active & keen Landcarers at Dunlop. They asked to know at which pond you saw the snipe? I didn't realise there were two possibilities. I must get out towards Jarramlee, I feel the need for a Bee-eater fix! >Thanks >Rosemary >   ----- Original Message ----- >   From: Marnix Zwankhuizen >   To: m("","canberrabirds");"> >   Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 2:39 PM >   Subject: [canberrabirds] dunlop snipe > > >   I went for a stroll around Dunlop Pond yesterday. The most interesting bird was a Latham's Snipe which flushed from the shoreline. Several Golden-headed Cisticolas (1 a young bird) also present in the very long grass. Several Grey Teal and Black Duck both with ducklings in tow on the open water. Out along Gooromon Ponds near Jarramlee there were Dusky Woodswallows, Rainbow Bee-eaters, Rufous Songlarks...and Red-rumped Parrots seem to be absolutely everywhere this summer! > >   This morning I saw that the female musk duck reported in the past was still at Uriarra Homestead dam. > >   I also had a pair of great egrets in my 'backyard' last week in place of the usual single bird. > >   Cheers >   Marnix > > >------------------------------------------------------------------------------ >   Sell your car for $9 on *******************************************************************************************************
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