|From:||"Sandra Henderson" <>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:22:16 +1000|
Info on the November Birding Fair at Fivebough now moved to the home page of the Wetlands Trust (http://www.fivebough.org.au/).
Dropped by there briefly yesterday - about 60 black winged stilts among the very many birds present - according to the website about 18 species have moved in over the past month as water levels have risen - and there was far more water than when I was last there at Easter.
Disappointing to see headlines in the local paper there last Friday about vandalism at Fivebough - none of it, fortunately, affecting the birdlife, but some display cases destroyed and a massive tree stump at the information centre set allight 2 nighte in a row
Attempts to set vegetation alight failed because of the amount of water and conditions not conducive to fire - at other times it could have been disastrous
As usual, fleeting glimpses of many birds along the road I couldn't identify, something I hope a few more years of birding will help with! Pretty sure I did see 2 grey goshawks (one completely white, the other with tinges of grey), and a black-shouldered kite, between Wagga and Collingullie on Saturday afternoon. and a very casual echidna wandering along the roadside near Wallendbeen yesterday on the journey back to Canberra
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