Weston Ponds 9.20am to 10am both ponds and surrounds

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Subject: Weston Ponds 9.20am to 10am both ponds and surrounds
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Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:50:30 +1000

A slightly windy, cool but sunny morning.   A rewarding morning for waterbirds and others.


It was delightful to see 23 Pink-eared Duck, and 8 Hard Head Duck enjoying the cement barricade in the pond furthest from the RSPCA.  At least 500 Galah were feeding on the slopes nearby, flying up reluctantly as I walked past and then settling again.  This pond also has about 10 Hoary Headed/ Australasian Grebe ( hard to tell at times but mostly Hoary Headed I think).  Australasian Coot and Grey Teal were also present.


The pond closest to the RSPCA was quieter with 23 Australasian Coot, 2 Silver Gull, 1 Black-fronted Dotterel and 2 Grey Teal and 2 immature Grebe.


Closer to the RSPCA above the grassland area were 3 Eurasian Skylark singing very high in the air, Red-rumped Parrot and Starlings at the RSPCA.   A convention of 15 Currawong were gathering and flying along the Lower Molongolo, towards Scrivener Dam.









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