"Phyl Goddard" <>
"martin butterfield" <>
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:16:34 +1100
I am jealous, but pleased for you (and the COG database)!|
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Phyl Goddard <>
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
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!
From: martin butterfield
Sent: Saturday, 25 October 2008 4:50 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Blitzing
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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