Yesterday and today

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Subject: Yesterday and today
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 15:21:17 +1100
The most exciting birds seen yesterday were 85 Australian Shelduck on the paddock opposite Bungendore Meadow (the exciting new development with a fence round it so the meadow can't be seen) on Hoskintown Rd Bungendore.  They were spotted about 9am but when we came back at about 1630 they had all gone.

We had been on an ANPS trip to Woodleigh FT in Monga NP.  This effectively curls around the NE corner of the NP starting off McCrae's Rd which starts soon after River Rd crosses the Mongarlowe.  One of our number joined us there and had filled in time watching a Azure Kingfisher in the Mongarlowe.  A Black-faced Monarch was seen on McCraes Rd about 1km past the start of the FT along with New Holland, Yellow-faced, Brown Headed and White-naped Honeyeaters,  Rufous Fantails were common through the day and a Wonga Pigeon was seen on the Northangera FT, about half way to the Northern FT.

Today I went for a stroll with our mini-wolf around Lake Tuggeranong.  While short of the excitements of yesterday I did write down 30 species in a little over an hour which isn't too bad for such an urban environment.  We would have gone to Pine Island but the canophobes rule there.

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