A couple of good birds at Lake Tuggeranong

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Subject: A couple of good birds at Lake Tuggeranong
From: sandra henderson <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 12:01:20 +1000
Did a circuit of Lake Tuggeranong this morning. The highlight of the morning was a Bassian thrush pottering around in the sun on open grass in full view, near the skate park.  I've never had such a good view of this species! Bird wandered around for a couple of minutes before heading up into low branches when some purple swamphens wandered past. An intermediate egret near the rubbish trap where Athllon crosses the creek.
Very many darters, coot, moorhens, swamphens, little black cormorants, little pied cormorants, wood ducks, welcome swallows. Three hardhead and a mallard, several great cormorants, half a dozen white-faced herons, and a mixed flock with a golden whistler, 2 grey shrike-thrushes, numerous yellow-rumped thornbills, weebills. Several small groups of red-rumped parrots. A very respectable 51 species in all, with not a single willy wagtail or scarlet robin, nor any swans, all of which I'd expected to see.
sandra h
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