White cockies.

To: Margaret Leggoe <>
Subject: White cockies.
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 16:07:14 +1000
Yesterday when driving through the intersection of Hindmarsh drive and Jerrabomberra Ave a flock of at least 200 Little Corellas were feeding on the ground, and totally ignoring the motoring masses.

I have just returned from an expedition to Tallagand SF where there were a few avian highlights.  
  • On the way there a flock of at least 30 Double-barred Finches were feeding on the verge of Plains rd, Hoskinstown;
  • When we got to Palarang Rd a Spotted Quail did an "exit stage left" and while walking up a track nearby there were constant calls from at least three Eastern Whipbirds;
  • On the way home about 4km on the Hoskinstown side of Rossi village a Spotted Harrier posed very nicely on a fence post before ghosting off along a creekline.


On 8 June 2013 15:57, Margaret Leggoe <> wrote:

On Callum Brae this morning, between 4 trees there would have been at least 150 white cockies left (a big flock had flown away just as I arrived about 7am).  The corellas, mostly little, were at least equal in number to the sulphur-cresteds, and on the tree in the image linked they outnumbered the SCCs by quite a bit.  There is was only one long-billed corella that I could pick out, and also one VERY diseased half naked SCC.  Pity the roo cullers couldn’t dispatch this fellow too before he infects too many of his mates.

Margaret Leggoe


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