Wet bits of the North(ish) ACT

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Subject: Wet bits of the North(ish) ACT
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 17:55:37 +1000
I started at Forde Ponds where the rails chose to hide and squawk in the reeds.  A black Swan on a nest near Horse Park drive and a Masked Lapwing brooding (when not swooping me) in grass beside the pond were highlights

After brief visits to Mackellar Pond and Lake Ginninderra - no remarkable birds but excellent sights of Red-rumped Parrots on the ground about 2m away were as always a pleasure.

Norgrove Park was very very quiet.  Although the developers seem to have finished their efforts they seem to have scared off all the waterbirds.

In Jerrabomberra West the highlights were (from Tadorna) Masked Lapwing with fluffball chicks on the far side of the creek and Black-fronted Dotterell and (from Fulica) 2 Nankeen Night Herons on the North side of the creek almost at water level.

Martin Butterfield
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