Further to the above, this note is to
thank Jack and Jenny for all the work and skill they put into this particularly
enjoyable day’s birdwatching for the lucky ones
who made it. Not only was the organization
great and the weather perfect but they flushed out for us all the winter birds
on their A-list for our area and a couple on the ‘specials’ list. The highlights for me were the White-fronted
Chats and Diamond Firetails so easily visible on a
sun-drenched slope at Stromlo Forest Park and Crescent
Honeyeaters on the ground at ANBG too close for binoculars.
These outings are excellent for new
members as well as older long-time members who have lost some of their birding
facility but who refuse to give up trying.
Both categories have a lot to learn from the above team.
Thank you, Jenny and Jack.
From: Jenny Bounds
Sent: Sunday, 19 July 2009 6:41 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Brown
Gerygone in Botanic Gardens
I saw one Brown Gerygone
in the ANBG on Friday 17 July, in the rainforest gully (upper end where the
bridge crosses). We did not find the bird there today on
a brief walk thru during the COG field trip.
Also today on the COG
outing to find winter birds, in and around the Sydney Gully, several
Fuscous Honeyeaters (in the upper canopies of eucalypts), as well as
several very vocal Crescent Honeyeaters (these have been reported
previously on the line). There were also Fuscous and White-naped
Honeyeaters foraging in the large trees on the eucalypt lawn.