Darter nests

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Subject: Darter nests
From: "Jack & Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:06:30 +1100
Thanks Nick for this very timely posting allowing me to remind subscribers of the COG boat trip next Sunday 19 February will allow particpants to view this nesting from close range.

Details are below - at this stage there are still some spots on the bigger boat, and depending on demand the 10 seater electric boat can use used too.

Jack Holland

East Basin/Molonglo Reach; Sunday 19 February – Electric/powered boat cruise This will be the outing/cruise for 2011-2012 on the upper parts of Lake Burley Griffin (East Basin) and the adjacent Molonglo River Reach, where late summer or early autumn is the peak time for nesting, with three species of cormorant and darters known to breed there (reports indicate breeding is in full swing). The area is also rich in other water birds, and a variety of land birds can be seen on the banks. The boat trip will last about 2 hours from 8 am and will cost $20, payable in cash on boarding. We propose to travel in the MV “Darter” which can carry 16 people, and though it has a motor is very quiet at slow speeds. If numbers exceed this the electric boat the "E.L. Cygnet”, which takes a maximum of 10 passengers, may also be used. The boats allow both a quiet approach as well as access to areas normally difficult to get to. The point of departure will be the little landing adjacent to the Brodburger car park in Bowen Park opposite the Landmark Apartments. This car park may be accessed off Bowen Drive (going either way). Registration for this field trip is essential. Please book your place on the boat with Jack Holland (on 6288 7840 AH or by E-mail on

-----Original Message----- From: Nick Payne
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:02 PM
Subject: Darter nests

A number of darter nests in Molonglo Reach. This one is a couple of
hundred metres upstream from Clare Holland House, on the opposite side
of the river to the bike path.



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