callum brae today

To: "'sandra henderson'" <>, "'Cog line'" <>
Subject: callum brae today
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 15:05:56 +1100

I would like to add Varied Sitellas (or is it Sitellae) to Sandra’s list along the southern fence at CB.  Haven’t seen one before, so have enclosed a couple of shots for confirmation. 

That spot has the greatest variety of birds!   Just sit along the southern fence about halfway between the big newer dam and the lower SE dam, and watch the action in the quarry paddock.

Margaret Leggoe


From: sandra henderson [
Sent: Thursday, 25 March 2010 8:18 PM
To: Cog line
Subject: [canberrabirds] callum brae today


I was there to do the quarterly woodland surveys.  The reserve is looking better than it has for years - dams are full, and the creek on far side which runs from quarry through the corner of CB then into the big farm dam was flowing strongly.

Along that side fence, between the farm dam and the quarry, there was quite an array of birds.  There were about 30 young Dusky woodswallows (only spotted one adult), several Diamond firetails posing nicely in a dead tree, a Jacky winter, some Brown-headed honeyeaters, two Speckled warblers and a Brown quail (a new one for my CB list), as well as the more common suspects. Things were much quieter on the Mugga Lane side of CB, but there were frogs calling from boggy patches - there was still water lying on the surface in some areas .

The only raptor spotted was a lone kestrel, but two wedgetailed eagles were circling low over the riding school as I drove home.


sandra henderson



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