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Subject: Kelly's
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 11:20:02 +1100


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To: Ian Fraser;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Kelly's


I realised later that Kelly's wasnt completely dry yet as i overstated in my email, but surely at least 50% of the big pond is dry, as the 19 Black-fronted Dotterels and 4 Masked Lapwings were 'walking' on the Azolla/mud.


Ian Fraser <>

28/02/2006 08:33 PM


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[canberrabirds] Kelly's






This evening I sneaked out when my computer wasn't watching to visit
Kelly's just pre-sunset. I must confess to, very atypically, disagreeing
with Marnix re his assessment of Kelly's. It's still full of water but
it is entirely covered with Azolla, giving a most misleading impression.
I had the advantage of having dabbling ducks scattered all over it,
swimming (and sometimes wading!). Mud is certainly appearing and I don't
doubt M will be right soon enough; hopefully some scattering waders
might visit before that happens. There is still water to the head of
Crake Alley, so we've got a little while yet.

CA seems like the place to be. At least 2 and probably 3 Spotless Crakes
seen, though sporadic calls suggested a few  more than that, feeding
with 3 snipe. A brief appearance by the/a Lewin's Rail.



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