Greenfinches at Uriarra Crossing

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Subject: Greenfinches at Uriarra Crossing
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:22:39 +1100
Benj wrote:  "greenfinches! I have never heard of them reported from there. That's a good find"
I had some seven sightings of greenfinches at Uriarra Crossing from about the mid-90s until the '03 fires, always in willows along the southern bank upstream from the bridge, along by the picnic area.
From: John Layton
Sent: Monday, 10 March 2008 6:50 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Uriarra Crossing
Stopped by at Uriarra Crossing early yesterday before the Sunday morning suburban idiostocracy descended and recorded 23 species over 70 minutes. Highlights: Two immature/female Mistletoe Birds, about 15 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters working east through riverbank trees. Two groups totaling about 20 (conservative estimate) Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes flying downstream, two Whistling Kites soaring, two European Greenfinches and three Black-fronted Dotterels. A lone Trundle Bear – our vernacular for Common Wombat. Mixed feeding flock in trees comprising Grey Fantails, Striated Pardalotes, Brown Thornbills, Willie Wagtail, White-throated Gerygone and three White-eared Honeyeaters bringing up the drag.
John Layton
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