Re: RE: [canberrabirds] Tharwa, Namadgi

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Subject: Re: RE: [canberrabirds] Tharwa, Namadgi
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 10:19:34 +1100
So Frank Antram and myself headed off at 6:30 this morning for Tharwa
Sandwash (having eventually worked out where that was).  A very pleasant
drive - I think we were up well before the commuters - and we arrived at the
car park at the end of the road marked to Tharwa Sandwash.  The area to the
South looked more promising falcon territory than that to the North so we
headed that way.

Many birds, of many species, were around.  Rainbow bee-eaters, diamond
firetail, white-throated gerygone, double-barred finch, pallid cuckoo,
white-plumed and yellow-faced honeyeaters etc.   However the only evidence
of a raptor was a call coming from a cluster of trees on the Eastern bank
about 300m south of the car park.  We didn't get a sighting of the bird but
'felt' from the call it was most likely to be a brown goshawk.

No trace of any sort of falcon.   Still not a bad way to start a day!


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