Jerra Wetlands from the water.

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Subject: Jerra Wetlands from the water.
From: "Roy Harvey" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 16:51:12 +1100

Rod Mackay and I paddled from near the hospice Sunday morning at about 8.30 am – into the Jerra wetlands and left into the ‘fingers’.

We say 37 species – some in large groups (2-300 Starlings, 100+ Swans, 50+ white Ibis, 12+ Tree Martins,  9 Masked Lapwings, several Maned Ducks including one pair with 7 young); mostly ones and twos: Sacred Kingfishers, Dollar birds, Gold Finch,


The highlight of the paddle was when a pair of Whistling Kite attacked an Ibis nest which contained several young. One adult Ibis was defending the nest. Then one of the Kite was distracted by a Sea Eagle which it flew some distance to harass. It continued harassing the Sea Eagle until it was well out over the lake. The Kite seemed to lose interest in Ibis for breakfast after that.


Usual suspects (including Darters, Cormorants [Black, Little Pied] Swamphens, Moorhens, Coots (surprisingly few); WW, Grey Fantails; Mudlarks, Magpies, a couple of Pelicans etc).


We didn’t see an Australian Night Heron – which Rod thought was a near cert to see. Pity – it’s a while since I’ve seen one.






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