Carwoola events

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Subject: Carwoola events
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:04:43 +1000
Yesterday my attention was drawn skywards to observe 3 Brown Goshawks soaring over my GBS site.  It was soon apparent that two were a pair I have observed a couple of times recently while the third was an interloper who soon took the hint and headed off towards the Hoskinstown Plain.

This morning I went to the Plain myself to see what was around.  The first sighting of interest was a loose flock of 62 magpies feeding in a largish paddock.  I presume the recent dampness has generated a lot of food in the swampy paddock.  A flock of 25 European Goldfinches demonstrated why their collective noun is 'a charm' while a smaller group of Double-barred finches called frmo some nearby cypresses.  Other sightings of birds less common out here were an Australian Shelduck departing from some spilt horse feed and 6 Red-rumped Parrots.

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