White-fronted Chats at Gundaroo Village Common

To: "Jenny Bounds" <>,
Subject: White-fronted Chats at Gundaroo Village Common
From: "Marnix Zwankhuizen" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:11:25 +1000
I popped past Gundaroo Common to find the White-fronted Chats today. They werent hard to find as they were in the exact spot Jenny mentioned.
There were 3 chats, all males I believe. 2 birds had the distinct black hoods while the other had more greyish-brown running up the neck and some black on its forehead. I wonder if there may be more than 3 birds involved.
I also found at least 4 White-fronted Chats at The Morass near Lake Bathurst - 1 male, 1 female and 2 immature(?) birds. Despite spending an hour this morning looking for Michael Lenz's Orange Chat along Lumley Rd I couldnt find it. I did see Singing Bushlark and Brown Songlark though.

On 10/11/06, Jenny Bounds <> wrote:
On a walk with the Aust Native Plant Society today, I recorded 3 White-fronted Chats at the Common (a male and female and one other bird possibly an immature or second female), in an open grassland area with bare soil patches, a dam, carex grass cover in a drain line, and dead thistles/vegetation for perching. 
There was also a Restless Flycatcher near this spot and a male Superb Parrot flew over.
The Common can be accessed off Lute Street on the eastern side of Gundaroo Village; the birds were near the boundary of houses and the Common.  Nick Nicholls who lives nearby, also knows where the birds are.

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