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Subject: brolga
From: "Roger Curnow" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 20:34:17 +1000
I know i didn't really happen, but this morning about 0830, the sun wasn't yet through the clouds,
standing on the ACT/NSW border at the point where Ginninderra Creek crosses,
I heard what could only be described as a whooping sound (as in whooping cough).
Looking up i observed at about 25 metres (not very high) a bird
which my brain processed in order as (white) ibis; (great) egret; blue crane; white-faced heron; then brolga.
It was heading NW
and I reckon would have crossed the Murrumbidge close to where the Molongolo joins it.
It wasn't flying in a determined manner, but rather ambling as if it was expecting to join its mates in a wet paddock not far off.
I am not claiming a brolga, unless of course anyone else saw one.
        roger curnow
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