Yarramundi Saturday Morning

Subject: Yarramundi Saturday Morning
From: Milburns <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 00:32:23 +1000
In addition to the two Budgerigars, Yarramundi was alive with birds this morning. Dusky Woodswallow numbers easily exceeded 100 and the usual wintering Welcome Swallows were hard to pick among them. Several Golden Whistlers were prominent early on and 6 Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrikes were asserting right of possession of a small eucalypt against 2 determined Red Wattlebirds. I counted over 30 White-plumed Honeyeaters moving east and several Striated Pardalotes were foraging in the willows along the lake shore. While trying to relocate the Budgerigars I flushed two Diamond Firetails. The lake was also busy with a flock of approximately 40 Great Cormorants foraging enthusiastically, and Pacific Black Duck, Grey Teal, and Australian Coot floating around aimlessly by comparison. Other species present were Crimson Rosella, Red-rumped Parrot, Superb Fairywren Magpie Lark, Grey and Pied Currawong. And..... yes there were quite a few starlings and copious evidence of both fox and rabbit activity.

The Milburns
42 Bundey Street
ACT 2615

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