Thanks everyone for your suggestions
(positive and negative).
We ended up dipping on all 3 species.
Despite this, our focus wasn’t
really that narrow, and we did see a lot of birds around the ACT.
Lots of Flame Robins along Blundells Ck Rd
Plentiful Fuscous Honeyeaters at Orroral
2 Wedge-tailed Eagles circling beside
3 Spotless Crakes in the outlet of Kelly
Musk Ducks at Yerrabi pond
Grey-crowned Babbler at RMC
Rainbow Lorikeets at Hawker
White-throated Needletails high above
Dickson on stormy Thursday evening
No sign of any Brown Treecreepers at Newline
– have these disappeared as well?
Mat and Cath
Sent: Friday, 10 February 2006
Subject: [canberrabirds] RFI: 3
Cath and I (and
new baby) will be in Canberra late next week and weekend, and wondered whether:
1) any Koels
were still lurking around in the Canberra suburbs?
2) are Superb
Parrots still a chance in Belconnen/Cook (perhaps late Feb is
3) I’m almost to scared to ask, but I will
anyway… has anyone apart from Yarden had any ST Dove sightings recently?
If so, can anyone offer us suggestions as to
well-defined locations we can start looking for these species?