Tharwa, Namadgi

Subject: Tharwa, Namadgi
From: Frank Antram <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:41:18 +1100
Benj, I assume you mean the Dollarbird was feeding fledglings, not the Black 
Falcon!  You got me very excited for a moment!!

> 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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