Royal Spoonbill

To: "'Canberra birds'" <>
Subject: Royal Spoonbill
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 17:23:44 +1000
Perceptive comment. Not one that would have occurred to me at all but the implication that this is not typical appears true.  The "New Atlas of Aus Birds" maps certainly appear to show the same thing with a reduction in reporting rate in inland NSW during winter. The COG Atlas (page 189) says Royal Spoonbill are "rarely recorded between June and August but may be encountered at any other time." Late May is getting close to June. The COG Atlas is old data and probably from a small sample size. Beyond that I have no insights either way to add.
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Monday, 30 May 2011 5:00 PM
To: 'wallaces'; 'Canberra birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Royal Spoonbill

Interesting visitor at this time of the year.  Would anyone like to comment on their likely presence in the ACT in winter?



From: wallaces [
Sent: Monday, 30 May 2011 2:41 PM
To: Canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Royal Spoonbill


A lone Royal Spoonbill (looking like it was not happy in the wind) at West Belconnen Pond today.




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