Re: Lake George (again)

To: "'Erika Roper'" <>, "'canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: Re: Lake George (again)
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:21:06 +1000
Hi Erika,
I'd suggest to you female Flame Robin. Based on shape (other species are more round bodied or sit rather dumpy looking), wing markings, white outer tail feathers, no reddish colour on breast or top of head. Also it is probably the most likely (common) robin species at that location at this time. It is not such a dodgy photo, I would be happy with that, if I had a camera. We are over stimulated with great photos these days.
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From: Erika Roper [
Sent: Friday, 27 April 2012 1:43 PM
To: canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Re: Lake George (again)

Also at the end of Lake Rd, in amongst some thornbills was what appears to be a female/imm robin. I managed to get a dodgy photo. Any guesses on the species?

On 27 April 2012 12:29, Erika Roper <> wrote:

An update on Lake Rd. Firstly, the road has been re-graded, so it is no longer full of potholes and bumps, and is suitable for non-4wd cars again. Hooray!

The flooded paddock had 90+ Aust. Coots, approx. 30 Black Ducks and 1 Moorhen, as well as 2 Aust. Shelducks, 1 Musk Duck and 1 Little Pied Cormorant.

The usual suspects were present along the road (C. Rosellas, C. Pigeons, Galahs, Fairy Wrens, Tbs), with the exception of peewees. I was wondering where they might have gone, as Lake Rd is usually littered with them. There were also two families of Choughs, one of 9 birds, one of 6 (that I could see).

At the end of the road I stopped and had a look out on to the lake bed. 14 WF Herons feeding at the lake edge, 16 Silver Gulls flying around near the herons, 3 Black Swans out on the water, 11 Masked Lapwings, 5 Little Ravens and numerous Magpies on the pasture next to the lake edge, and small groups of unidentifiable ducks flying north.

The Kestrels and Brown Falcons that you often see perched on the power poles were absent, though there were 3 Wedgies flying around over the road.


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