WF Chats

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Subject: WF Chats
From: "tom green" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 10:51:07 +1000
Hi I've been away so missed the chat correspondence.
I first joined this chatline at a time of animated discussion about white wagtails at the Bungendore sewage works and so I have been a bit bemused by chat discussion ever since.
White-fronted Chats apparently need particularly bare ground on which to forage. This is provided by either semi-tidal saltflats along the coast or by the drying up of large ephemeral lakes like Lakes George and Bathurst. If there isn't any suitable habitat in the ACT area then there won't be any chats. That does not mean that they are rare in suitable habitat or that we need be concerned about them.
Incidentally we saw good nos of WF Chats on some recently irrigated very bare grazed farms in the Riverina on a visit to Oolambeyan etc. They have adapted well to this man-made version of their preferred habitat.
Tom Green
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