Subject: Gungahlin
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 10:35:15 +1100

I spent yesterday exploring different parts of Gungahlin. Although there didnt see to be much bird activity, I did enjoy close views of a male Musk Duck relaxing on Yerrabi Pond. This is the 4th successive year (from my records) Musk Ducks have been present on Yerrabi Pond.

In a small patch of woodland among the messy new development at Wells Station I flushed a large flock of over 40 Red-rumped Parrots. At the adjacent new Gungaderra Ponds, 3 in all, there were some 50 Wood Duck, 2 Masked Lapwings and a White-faced Heron.

A wander along Ginninderra Creek below Moncrieff Ridge produced a dozen Dusky Woodswallow, including several immatures, and Golden-headed Cisticola in the long grass. On the return walk the Woodswallows had already departed.

I finished the afternoon with a bike ride through Goorooyarroo Woodland Reserve, the best birds being Varied Sittella and a vocal Noisy Friarbird.


This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone on (02) 6271 4777 and delete all copies of this transmission together with any attachments.
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Gungahlin, marnix . zwankhuizen <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU