Thanks Bill. I did have a bit of a look for the chap this morning between showers. Looks like quite good habitat for it, but perhaps just too many obscured corners where it might pop out in search of a worm or two. Wouldn’t be surprised if someone else had more luck. I don’t think I’ve sat down to wait for a bird anywhere that I’ve had quite so many windows staring at me. Not a venue for the self-conscious birdwatcher. I did amuse myself snapping the ducks and a lone Superb Parrot that flew over and began munching on the weeds in the lawn plantings.
A person walked past me with a Labrador straining on a leash, and when I left and looked back the pair were returning ,this time with the boisterous lab romping through the tussocks and lomandra. This happens all over, and isexactly the problem we’ll have at JWNR with the adjacent development unless the strictest no dogs policy is enforced - and quite likely that won’t solve the problem anyway. All you can do is avoid such places in the interest of your blood pressure.
From: Bill & Raelene Graham [
Sent: Thursday, 23 August 2012 1:30 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Lewin Exhibition visitor
In time for the Lewin exhibition at the National Library, a Lewin’s Rail has appeared in Forde. On 31/7, 1/8,7/8,10/8 and yesterday, always in the same spot. On the west side of the footbridge between Tom Nicholas St and Alice Berry St. It comes out of the clumps of lomandras and forages on the lawns or walks along the footpath. Best to park in Zakharov St below Forde shops and approach slowly. Best time is during the week.