Jerra wetlands today

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Subject: Jerra wetlands today
From: Sue Lashko <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:02:15 +1000
On the regular Jerra Wetlands survey this morning, highlights were an Azure Kingfisher in a creek off Molonglo River and 4 Freckled Duck in Jerrabomberra Creek near the hide closest to the bridge (Fulica, I think) but the ducks were only visible from the northern side of the creek - they were with 4 Pink-eared Ducks.

To view the kingfisher, walk north along Dairy Road - ie from the carpark follow the bike path along the closed off part of Dairy Road until you reach a track veering left.  Go through a gate with a Jerra Wetlands Reserve sign and keep following the track until you see a creek to the right of the track.  The creek is almost an anabranch except for a rather soggy crossing point onto the island it forms.  Coordinates 35 18 12 53 S, 149 09 32 29 E.  The bird was perched in a low leafless willow and was fishing.  I suggest you avoid going through the paddocks as cows have calves or are about to calve.  5 Cattle Egret still  present.

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