"Geoffrey Dabb" <>, <>
"Michael and Janette Lenz" <>
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:24:35 +1000
In response to your question about requesting the
airport management not to mow the area, Alison Rowell is the environmental
consultant to the airport - how lucky we have someone who cares about
Alison, the email text below gives directions as to
where the Lapwings are.
Sending this also to the chat-line for any future
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:25 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] B Lapwings
The Banded Lapwings at Canberra Airport are incubating.
The below shows a changeover at the nest. The non-incubating bird
sometimes advances to the fence, or might be some distance off towards the
airstrip. To locate the nest proceed as follows. Park behind Jim
Murphys to the north of the Costco building. Walk behind the Costco
building with the airport fence on your left to a fenced pit between the road
and the fence. Between the fenced pit and the airport fence is a concrete
square. Stand on this and look towards the airstrip. On the other
side of the airstrip are 2 low dark screens and on this side of the airstrip a
low white oblong marker. The line towards the nest is between the
right-hand dark screen and the white oblong, about 50m in from the fence.
The sitting bird might be a little hard to see if it has its back to you.
Who is going to ask the airport management not to mow this area?
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