Views all Canberrans will recognise (16)

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From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 18:46:05 +1000

The ‘NEWLINE PADDOCK’, definitely not the same thing as Newline Quarry, which as the sign says is 2km down the road.  For its few small hectares, this sheep-harbouring enclosure has been chock-full of birds at times, including Hooded Robins, a nesting Little Eagle and, back in 1995 when it was first attracting attention, a pair of Regent Honeyeaters.  The paddock is one of a series that served to hold stock back when the abattoirs at Oaks Estate was operating, and is in a buffer zone under the Canberra airport flight path.  At the top corner a fortified crater was a fireworks store from the Golden Age of the Roman Candle in the ACT, and is now used for other hazardous materials.   With less variety of birds these days since the lush weed growth has been largely eliminated, its signature species are Brown Treecreeper, Crested Shrike-tit and Peaceful Dove.


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