NSW Snowy Mts (Thredbo) & South Coast (Narooma) - mid Jan 2011

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: NSW Snowy Mts (Thredbo) & South Coast (Narooma) - mid Jan 2011
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:08:09 +1100
I am not a member of birding-aus so perhaps someone will need to forward this on.  I have a record on the COG Atlas and thus presumably the BA Atlas, dated 9 December 2007 showing inter alia:
  • 100 Black Swan (with dependent young);
  • 4 White necked Heron
  • 3 Banded Stilt
I can't remember the details of the visit - possibly something to do with a report of Banded Lapwings a little further North? - but I suspect those species means there was a fair level of water in the lagoon then. 

I am intrigued by the reference to 'water weeds'.  Is this the reeds that provide shelter for breeding Ibis and the Australian Bitterns?


On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
Forwarded to COG list from birding-aus. No doubt someone can help them
with the answer. I was wondering the same thing. The message also
repeats the confusion of the spelling of the name of this place. But I
had never seen it as Rowse, usually Rose, Rowes or Roses.

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[ On Behalf Of Peter
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Subject: NSW Snowy Mts (Thredbo) & South Coast
(Narooma) - mid Jan 2011 (longish)

"Lunch was at Rowse Lagoon near Goulburn, which seemed to have a lot of
water, but was full of water weeds, so one couldn't see much apart from
Swamphen heads."

I visited Rowes Lagoon in September 2009, to find just a bare paddock,
so it's good to hear it has water in it. I was under the impression it
had been dry for years. Can anyone tell me when it last filled?

Peter Shute

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