Plains Wanderer near ACT?

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Subject: Plains Wanderer near ACT?
From: "billrobertson" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:50:04 +1100
Steve Wilson in his Birds of the ACT notes that the Plains Wanderer is
"extinct in the ACT ... its distribution reduced (and) ... therefore most
unlikely to occur here again". Nevertheless I heard recently of a sighting
in the Angle Crossing region last October. The bird was identified as a male
Plains Wanderer using Birds in the Australian High Country as a reference.
It was discovered in a workshop pecking at a mirror on the floor. It stayed
in the area around two - three weeks, disappearing into the vegetation
whenever the property owners were around. The property owners have promised
to tell me of any unusual sightings on the property in future.

On another topic, I saw a Noisy Friarbird at the Epic site yesterday
evening, and heard Little Corellas flying over on two mornings. I have only
listed the corella once on my GBS sheet. Maybe they are moving north across
the ACT?

Margaret Robertson

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