question and new arrivals at currawang

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Subject: question and new arrivals at currawang
From: jude hopwood <>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 15:09:49 +1000
Dear All,

At least one of our many female Superb Fairy Wrens (it may be the same bird each time, or not) has a distinct dark curve above the eye instead of the rusty orange colour.  Is this usual for this time of the year, or any time?

As well, amongst Grey Shrike-thrush (with glorious experimentations with new melodies and cadence), Grey Butcherbird, White-browed Scrubwren, billions of fairy wrens and a few sparrows, four very sharp Diamond Firetails on our driveway. -34.970938,149.512398

A little further up the road towards Goulburn, huge flocks of European Goldfinches for the past two weeks.  Water is now lying on ground previously used as crop and grazing rotation, attracting some rather lovely birds. For the past two months a persistent flock of 40+ Black Swans on the damp ground of Salt Petre just below Wakefield Park (-34.839538,149.683525), where there were at least, possibly more, two Shovellers on Friday 8am.  As well, a huge mob of Straw-necked Ibis which have been itinerantly there for some months.  

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