Purple-Crowned Lorikeets in Kambah

To: sandra henderson <>, COG list <>
Subject: Purple-Crowned Lorikeets in Kambah
From: Evan Beaver <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:58:22 +1100
Hi Sandra,

Copied the group in for information.

Went to Wattle Road Dam in Binya, which had a puddle in the bottom about 4x6m in area. That's where I saw the Turqs. They were incredibly flighty and actually tough to get a good look at, but it's either a Turq or a Blue Wing and well, that seems pretty unlikely.

The three engineered wetlands along the river all have water in them, in the Murrimbidgee Irrigation Area state forests around the bridge near Yanco and the Euroley Road bridge. The one between Euroley rd and Irrigation way, whose name escapes me, was going off, but with mostly 'common' birds. Hundreds of SC Cockatoos and Little Corellas in a mixed flock. Then THOUSANDS of bats after dark, Little Red Flying Fox I am led to believe.

There's permanent water in the Leeton Wetland coming from the STP and there were LOADS of birds there too. Zebra, Freckled and other ducks, reed warblers, Native Hens etc. Great birding all over the place. It was really exciting actually, felt like Kakadu. Water everywhere (in the canals and paddies mostly) and birds, birds everywhere.


On 16 January 2014 10:47, sandra henderson <> wrote:
Where near leeton? I know Binya forest is a reliable spot, although wouldn't be much water in the dams there by now
Sandra h

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Evan Beaver wrote:
Hi all,

After the exciting reports of PC lorikeets around Cook I have been keeping an eye out around home in Kambah. We're on the very western fringe and driving around Cook, where I saw the PCs late last year, I thought the habitat looked similar and that there might be a chance for them around home. Well, as luck would have it one stopped very briefly in our massive Silky Oak on Sunday. Pretty good bird for the house list! They have a pretty distinct call once you've heard it a few times, similar to Little Lorikeet to my ears but more like a Rainbow.

I'd just got back from a couple of days in and around Leeton where I had stunning views of about a dozen Turquoise Parrots, so it's been a good couple of weeks for parrots in general.

Evan Beaver
Kambah, ACT
lat=-35.38, lon=149.04

Evan Beaver
Kambah, ACT
lat=-35.38, lon=149.04
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