Me Too! Comment on macropod numbers

To: "'Rob Geraghty'" <>, "'Canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: Me Too! Comment on macropod numbers
From: "Paul Fennell" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 06:39:22 +1000
The vast herds of kangaroos that I saw on the March survey at the Majura
Firing range were much reduced for the June survey.  There were still a
reasonable number of roos there, nearly all pairs of nervous teenager like

A couple of weeks before Elsa and I drove from Canberra to Marree and back
to look at Lake Eyre.  On the way over and back, through Wagga, Hay,
Renmark, Burra, Hawker, Leigh Creek we saw in total 2 Red Kangaroos, 6
Eastern Grey Kangaroos (about three sightings) and about 8 Emus (three
sightings).  Almost no road kill.  

Where are they all?



Paul Fennell
BCG2 Editor
6254 1804

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Geraghty  
Sent: Sunday, 5 July 2009 11:38 PM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: Details of Sunday 5 July COG outing

I went for a walk at Farrer Ridge this afternoon (sunday).  Few birds until
I got up near the top of the ridge in the remnant forest where there was a
feeding group with Weebill, Brown Thornbill, White Eared Honeyeater, Grey
Fantail and Scarlet Robin.  I have attached a crop of the Robin.

There were huge numbers of kangaroos - anyone who goes for a walk anywhere
other than suburbia in Canberra must surely see that there's too many Grey

Thanks Suzanne for suggesting the area.  I didn't see heaps of bird, but the
views were great, and got some good photos of the Roos.

Rob Geraghty


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