not birds ...Googong grasshopper query

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Subject: not birds ...Googong grasshopper query
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 04:19:56 +0000

Yesterday walking along the grassy western foreshore at the northern end of Googong every step saw tens/hundreds of these grasshoppers (about 30-40 mm in length) take dramatically to the air, with a few flying into ones face etc.

Any suggestions re identification?



Few birds seen - Pipits, White-faced Herons, and on the water, coots and a few  gulls.


Robin Hide

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