Trip to view Cormorant/Darter nesting on Black Mountain Peninsula

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Subject: Trip to view Cormorant/Darter nesting on Black Mountain Peninsula
From: "Jack and Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:26:56 +1100
Hello subscribers
During the very successful COG trip up Molonglo Reach yesterday participants saw close to a record number of Darters (>80) and lots of Darter nesting.  However, numbers of cormorants were down compared with previous years. 
Jim the skipper indicated that he had recently been down the eastern side of Black Mountain Peninsula where numbers, particularly of Little Black Cormorants, are much higher.  This is concentrated in 3 discrete little areas, and is therefore a shorter trip.
I'm keen to check this and compare it with previous years.  Part of it can be seen from the bike path but only a very small percentage compared with gliding past in a boat.
So the following opportunity has arisen to join me on either the electric or powered boat (depending on numbers).
Date:   Saturday 29 March
Time: 17:30
Route:  Roughly along the W bank to Sullivans Creek and then down the eastern side of Black Mountain Peninsula - return the same way or cutting around Springbank Island depending on the prevailing conditions?
Timing: 60 minutes
Cost:  $10 per person
Point of Departure:  From the boats' home base on Acton Peninsula (on the right angle bend on Lawson Crescent as noted on the map on p59 in the Yellow Pages Directory).
Grateful if anyone who is interested in coming could let me know before Easter so we can determine whether the trip is viable.
Jack Holland (6288 7840)
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