Wetlands/sewerage ponds this morning

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Wetlands/sewerage ponds this morning
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:49:34 +1100
No, sorry, Whistling

On 25 February 2012 12:21, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

That’s a Black-shouldered rather than Whistling, John?


From: John Leonard [
Sent: Saturday, 25 February 2012 12:10 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Wetlands/sewerage ponds this morning


Funnily enough I saw one about an hour ago (ie 11:00 25/02/12) circling over the junction of Ipswich Street and Canberra Avenue. It was an adult.


John Leonard

On 25 February 2012 11:22, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

I have recently exchanged emails with Alastair on the scarcity of Whistling Kites in the area.  There have been no recent breeding records.  I would be interested to know if anyone has seen a Whistling Kite this year.


A couple of BSKs hangs around to the south of Kelly’s.  Probably those young from the 2010-2011 season.  I’d be interested whether any rusty-marked young from the recent season have been seen.


From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Saturday, 25 February 2012 9:59 AM
To: 'Julian Teh'; 'COG Chatline'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Wetlands/sewerage ponds this morning


What? No whistling or black-shouldered kites?


From: Julian Teh [
Sent: Saturday, 25 February 2012 9:38 AM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Wetlands/sewerage ponds this morning


Took a six-am trip out to the ponds and the wetlands today.
Mostly pretty quiet, but managed a total of 35 species nonetheless.

Birds seen were:
Black Swan
Australian Wood Duck
Australasian Shoveler (2 or 3 pair on the sewerage ponds, the first I have seen in a long while)
Grey Teal
Pacific Black Duck
The much debated Blue-Billed Ducks
Australasian Grebe
Hoary Headed Grebe
Rock Die
Crested Pigeon
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant (is it me or are there lots more than usual this year?)
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
White Faced Heron
Nankeen Night Heron (perhaps one of this seasons young, not fully coloured)
Australian White Ibis
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Black Fronted Dotterels (lots on the drying-mud pond at the sewerage works)
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Crimson Rosella
Red Rumped Parrot
Superb Fairy Wren
White Browed Scrubwren
Yellow Rumped Thornbill
Noisy Miner
Black Faced Cuckoo-Shrike
Australian Magpie
Magpie Lark
Red-Browed Finch
House Sparrow
Australian Reed Warbler
And we also head masked lapwings, but couldn't see them




John Leonard

I want to be with the 9,999 other things.

John Leonard

I want to be with the 9,999 other things.
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