Blitzing Kowen

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'COG List'" <>
Subject: Blitzing Kowen
From: "Phyl Goddard" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:00:46 +1100


We had better luck than you in Kowen Martin.  Three of us spent half the day on Sunday birding mostly along the forest edge, across the Bungendore Road and paddocks from the Defence building.  We recorded 36 species including four robins within a small area:  first as soon as we got there a female Red-capped Robin, then almost immediately its mate;  a short distance away was an adult male Flame and later, not far away and still on the forest edge we found a male Scarlet.  And there was a Yellow Robin calling in the distance!


On the short drive back to the Bungendore Road a pair of wedgies obligingly remained sitting together on a post while we parked the car and ogled them at close quarters.


Also Saturday morning, very early, at Warrina Inlet on a beautiful day, 36 species . . . thank you Barbara for a delightful blitzy weekend!





-----Original Message-----
From: martin butterfield []
Saturday, 25 October 2008 4:50 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Blitzing Kowen


I covered 5 grids in the broad area of Kowen Forest today.  There were not a great number of bords around, which surprised me in view of the large amount of eucalypt blossom and the brilliant weather.  I recorded 38 species in my grids, with the most surprising (for the time of year) being an immature Flame Robin. As would be expected from the large amount of pine trees in the area, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos were found in several places, typically munching on cones.


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