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Subject: PWD and YFHE
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:05:13 +1000
Needing to go to Bungendore this morning I stopped at Trucking Yard Lane where 78 Plumed Whistling Ducks were mainly sheltering from the wind.  When I first arrived 15 of them were grazing but as I left they had all moved back into the lee of the dam.  60 Shelduck were visible feeding under and around the hay racks on the far side of the paddock.  A further 30 shelduck were grazing around the Bungendore Meadow Dam.

Arriving home a flock of at least 20 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters were feeding on our (dirt) driveway together with at least a dozen Grey Fantails.  I assume they were feeding on insects (either adults or possibly larva hatched by the welcome rain).  I shall go back shortly to see if I can identify the foodstuff, but it seemed pretty minute.

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