Wollumboula Lake

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Subject: Wollumboula Lake
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:17:51 +1100
Arthur Upfield called one of his 'Boney' series of detective novels 'Death of a Lake'. It contains graphic descriptions of the drying out of an inland lake. In a very distant echo, Wollumboula Lake is now drying up and hosts thousands upon thousands of birds feeding on dead and dying fish and (in the case of Black Swans) the plant food that is now within reach. If you are near Nowra a 20km side trip to the Lake is highly recommended, while the phenomenum lasts.

Apart from the massed birds, the two hIghlights for the week were the evidence of the success of the Little Tern breeding colony fence-and-guard arrangements (40 young took to the wing), and a lone vagrant Beach Stone-Curlew between Penguin Head and the Crookewell Haven jetties.

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