Views all Canberrans will recognise (19)

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From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:34:33 +1000

Back to Kelly Swamp for the famous VIEW FROM THE NORTH END, from between the ‘Ardea’ and ‘Bittern’ hides, as labelled by Harvey Perkins.  Each year thousands of drop-ins experience these convenient hides, from overseas visitors with heavy cameras to small shrill children that have trailed after their parents on tiny pink bicycles.  (Long range visitors – such as from Europe or North America – should check near the time before making a special trip, as, like Lake Eyre, The Swamp is sometimes waterless.)


Here, in a typical scene, a female ‘dark’ (rufous) morph Little Eagle ignores its staple prey, a plump rabbit, to pursue a juvenile Royal Spoonbill, while its pale-morph mate circles overhead.


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