Bird Blitzin

To: John Layton <>
Subject: Bird Blitzin
From: John Brannan <>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:17:00 +1100
John Layton wrote:
After lunch, we bird-blitzed around Lake Ginninderra for 90 minutes and bagged 24 species. Just the usual Lake Ginn suspects, nothing high-lightable. Stopped at the Red Roster restaurant and had a lovely, crunchy chicken burger accompanied by ersatz coffee. "Good birding tucker, Eh, Dad," ebullient Brat announced.
Sue Mathews and I blitzed Lake Ginn. twice over the weekend, recording 52 species on Sunday. Highlights were a pair of W-W Trillers, a Sacred Kingfisher, 3 Jacky Winters and a small flock (c.8) of Brown-headed Honeyeaters. Lots of breeding activity, with W-P Honeyeaters, Magpie Larks, Willie Wagtails and Dusky Woodswallows all sitting and both finches (Red-browed and Double-barred) busy building. Numerically impressive were 302 E. Coot and 143 Wood Ducks counted on Saturday. Successfully avoided the Red Rooster and its Night-heron-strained coffee.

John Brannan
36 Challinor Cres., Florey, Canberra ACT 2615, Australia
Ph.: (+612) 6258 6038	Fax: (+612) 6258 6238
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