finch central revisited

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Subject: finch central revisited
From: "Barbara Allan" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:44:15 +1000

I paused at midday today as I passed along Coppins Crossing Rd and had a quick look at the COG spot known as “Finch Central” - more in the hope of raptors in the wind than finches. And raptors there certainly were – Wedgies, a Brown Goshawk, a kestrel. The blackberry patch was entirely devoid of bird life; the river supported fairy-wrens and scrubwrens but not much else; but the patch of trees to the left of the track and some 200 m along lived up to its name. I counted 26 Double-bars on the ground together and there could have been double that number as they swirled around; there were at least 15 Red-brows and 3 Diamond Firetails; a pair of Flame Robins; White-eared and Fuscous Honeyeaters; pipits; wrens; etc. Should be worth a longer look in better weather. b

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