Tharwa, Namadgi

Subject: Tharwa, Namadgi
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:39:15 +1100

That sounds like almost the same spot I saw a Black Falcon a year or 2 ago (around the same time 1 was seen at Campbell Park too). It was perched near the top of the gorge wall approx. 500m upstream from the Tharwa Sandwash car park.


10/01/2005 04:30 PM

[canberrabirds] Tharwa, Namadgi

Tharwa Sandwash. Friday  7th. Saw nesting bee-eaters, rufous songlarks, 3 black fronted  dotterels (1 juvenile), 2 whitefaces, male rufous whistler on a nest, redbrows  with fledged juveniles. Interestingly  2 diamond firetails were there (didn't see them last time), and finally saw a  male hooded robin. 1 Dollarbird swooped what I am pretty sure from the jizz, was  a black falcon, but hard to see at distance. The black falcon later flew to the  East side of the river and fed 2 begging fledglings. 5 Goldfinches including 3  juveniles.


Namadgi visitors centre, Saturday  8th. Near the Centre saw 4 restless flycatchers, 2 fledglings being  fed. 1 adult diamond firetail and 2 juveniles. A white winged triller on a nest.  Very large MFF- Many trillers, with 2  fledglings being fed by parents(very  striped), rufous whistler fledglings being fed by parents. Western and  white throated gerygones, fuscous honeyeaters, 4 sittellas, satin flycatcher  male, horshfield's bronze cuckoo. 1 Whiteface. Rufous songlark.


Orroral campground. At least 4  and probably 6 sacred kingfishers with at least 2 being juveniles. Quite a few  white eared honeyeaters, yf and 1 wn honeyeaters. 3 Fuscous honeyeaters having a  bath as well as other birds. Common bronzewing.


Benj  Whitworth
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