Re: FW: [canberrabirds] correction - Chestnut-rumped Heathwren at Pierc
Ian Fraser <>
Re: FW: [canberrabirds] correction - Chestnut-rumped Heathwren at Pierce's Creek
Marnix Zwankhuizen <>
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:57:42 +1000
I am just back from a fruitless search. I was at the spot mentioned by Ian (and in Alastair's original post) from 1pm to 2.30 pm. I too found the pole with the taped plastic bag and wandered along the track for some 200 metres and back and also hiked up the hill and down towards the creek. No luck.|
Other birds seen/flushed:
There are plenty of small ground birds around including fairy-wrens, scrubwrens, brown, buff-rumped and striated thornbills. And of course small groups of honeyeaters were passing through as well, both White-naped and Yellow-faced.
- Common Bronzewing (4)
- Flame Robin (2)
- Scarlet Robin (2)
- Red-browed Finch
- Wedge-tailed Eagle (3)
- Brown Goshawk (1)
- Golden Whistler
- Grey Shrike-thrush
- White-eared Honeyeater (2)
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Ian Fraser <>
The site (where Harvey and I failed to find the bird, though did hear
it/them a couple of times) is 400 metres past Concrete Crossing (that
unlovely picnic area on Pierces Creek) on the road to Vanitys
Crossing.The track is closed to vehicles and overgrowing, but Alastair
has helpfully marked it with a plastic bag and red tape on a pole. If
you're not familiar with that part of hte world, take the road that
says 'Vanitys Crossing', about 2.5k along Paddys River Road from the
site of the old Cotter Pub. It's a bit of a maze, but follow your nose
and the more obvious track in each case and you should get to Concrete
Crossing. It's easier to find coming from Vanitys (follow the
newly-coined 'Yellow Rabbit' road from Warks Road) but these days that
crossing is a bit challenging for smaller vehicles.
Steve Holliday wrote:
Note - as
Cotter Rd ends at the Cotter
River the CRHW site must be off Paddy’s River Rd, not Cotter Rd. The
main track Al is talking about is presumably Vanitys Crossing Rd.
Sent: Monday, 27 April 2009 9:21 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Chestnut-rumped Heathwren at Pierce's
Just had a call from Alastair Smith who was at
Pierce’s Creek – and had just seen 2 heathwrens.
Possibly garbled directions – go Cotter Rd, past
signposted track to Pierces Creek settlement, then 2nd track
right off Cotter Rd, a fairly major one. Al reckons he was probably 2
km in and
had walked away from the track. There were 2 concrete water tanks
visible on a
hill nearby. Hopefully Al can give some more detailed directions later.
35 20 18 / 148 54 36. Best bet might be to use the coordinates with
Earth and work it out from there.
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