Lake George yesterday afternoon

To: canberrabirds <>
Subject: Lake George yesterday afternoon
From: Erika Roper <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:21:27 +1100

So I went for a drive down Lake Rd yesterday, and while I could not see much out on the lake(bed) aside from magpies and ravens there was a lot of activity along the road. There were soggy looking Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins sitting on power lines, and bucketloads of Crimson Rosellas in the gum trees along the road. There were large numbers of Red-browed and Double-barred finches, and Silvereyes in the smaller shrubs by the road, and also in the puddles along the road edge. I also saw some Superb FWs and Yellow--rumped TBs. I also saw a single kookaburra and a Yellow-faced HE.
It's kestrel city out there at the moment, which doesn't surprise me as the air is full of huge dragonflies. I saw 4 kestrels all perched on telegraph poles. There were also 4 wedgies soaring together on thermals at the end of the road that joins up to gundaroo road.

Lake rd itself is not in that great of a condition. There were large areas of mud, and one part where the road was flooded. The flood was shallow and it was possible to drive across it. There are lots of huge potholes so driving slow is a good idea. I have a little 4wd so I was fine, but I did see other people driving along in non 4wd cars, so it must be possible in a non 4wd. There were also some men patching up a particularly muddy piece of the road yesterday, but they were done by the time I headed back to Bungendore.

Seeing as my camera battery was dead yesterday I would definitely be up for heading out again later in the week if others are interested. Also, I've been away from this area for quite a few years and I seem to have forgotten how to get to the eastern shore of the lake. Can someone possible give me some directions?

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