|To:||"'Tom McCrie'" <>|
|Subject:||RFI: a Darwinite in Canberra for the weekend|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:25:42 +1100|
Some of the top of my head comments inserted in blue. I can only find Ginninderry Homestead in the phone book at Parkwood road Wallaroo NSW. Not a place I know of, so I looked for it on Google. The venue is over the border in NSW, west of Charnwood.
-----Original Message-----From: Tom McCrie [ Sent: Monday, 20 January 2014 10:29 AMTo:
Subject: [canberrabirds] RFI: a Darwinite in Canberra for the weekend
I will be in Canberra for a wedding next weekend and i'm hoping to sneak away for a couple of hours once or twice over that time to go birding. I'm still very much an amateur, but enthusiastic.
We are staying at Gininderry Homestead and have arranged to hire a car.
Reading the canberra birds website and emails over the last few weeks (and checking eBird) a few targets are:
'Tthe Complete Guide to Finding Birds in Australia' says that Red-Browed Treecreeper, Not unless you have time to go into the ranges.
regent honeyeater, a rare visitor that could turn up anywhere at any time but chances of stumbling across one in a couple of hours is remote to nil.
black honeyeater, have been recent records local but these are rare.
little lorikeet and (maybe only in winter?) a rare visitor could turn up anywhere at any time but chances of stumbling across one in couple of hours is remote to nil.
crescent honeyeater fairly likely in winter, in summer sort of possible if you have time in the ranges or along the river.
and pwerful owl only if you know of someone who can take you to a known roost, otherwise little to nil chance of a random find.
are possible? Not sure how accurate or likely these are though.
Irrespective of the above targets, really i'm just looking forward to getting out somewhere different!
I will probably have a couple of hours to go out birding perhaps first thing Saturday and Sunday morning. Any advice on a few good places to check out would be wonderful?
Also, is there much close by the Ginninderry Homestead? It sounds like Ginninderra creek is dry.
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