callum brae and magpie larks

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Subject: callum brae and magpie larks
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 15:18:48 +1000

We went to Callum Brae yesterday. The removal of the fences has been done very well and makes a huge difference to the appearance of the reserve. However, birds were scarce. We did not see any small birds, except a willie wagtail This was quite different from this time last year when we saw many small birds. There was a flock (how many birds make a flock?) of magpie larks, about 20, feeding on the ground with about 5 starlings, and magpies, crested pigeons, noisy miners, crimson and eastern rosellas, galahs, and ravens. Very disappointing.

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