|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.
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