FW: brolgas

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Subject: FW: brolgas
From: "Maconachie, Michael" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:00:44 +0000

Last week I received an e-mail from a fellow ACT Parks employee about a possible Brolga sighting near Angle Xing. See below.



Last weekend I saw two huge birds flying over the Murrumbidgee river. One flew upstream and I thought at first it was a white faced heron but noted its exceptional size. Then only a few minutes later two of them returned, flying fairly low downstream, trumpeting as they flew and almost playing with each other and I saw clearly that neither had white markings on their face. Again, they looked way bigger than any heron.  Do you supposed they could have been brolgas?? In the bird books it shows the range of the brolgas possibly extending to this region.



Just for general info in case anyone else hears of possible sighting.



Michael Maconachie

Senior Ranger

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve

ACT Parks and Conservation

0428 113 533



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