belated but maybe interesting

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Subject: belated but maybe interesting
From: Peter Christian <>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:23:12 +0000
a similar observation in West Belconnen (West Belco Pond, Fassifern Pond and Jarramlee Pond); many of the Coots have gone (a couple of pairs with young on the smaller ponds and around 10 on West Belco), all of the Hardhead have gone as have the 4 Grey Teal that could be found somewhere on the above ponds (or West Macgregor).
Pete Christian

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 17:42:01 +1000
Subject: [canberrabirds] belated but maybe interesting

Apologies for taking a while to lodge this collective observation, but some may find it interesting ...


My irregular but frequent morning walk is around Yerrabi Pond ( the ‘top lake’). After the heavy rain in early February the population of the lake which has been reasonably stable over some years suddenly changed. Specifically, the 200+ coots almost entirely disappeared—my highest count since is 10, and the Hardheads have gone completely. I have not seen one since that rain.





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