A wander this morning

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Subject: A wander this morning
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:07:58 +0000
I decided to go for a drive across the Plain and into Bungendore this morning.  

On Plains rd the most interesting sighting was two corvid nests in the top of Hawthorn bushes.  This was on the straight just South of the causeways.  In view of the location and size of the nests  - birds were in both nests but had left by the time I stopped - I am inclined to regard them as Little Raven nests rather than Australian Ravens (which are nesting about 1km away on Briars Sharrow Rd).  There were also about 40 European Goldfinches feeding on the roadside

Getting round to Hoskinstown Rd the Banded Lapwing site was very quiet, especially WRT Banded Lapwings.  Perhaps it is due to be renamed the "Former Banded Lapwing site"?  

Similarly the two dams on the edge of Bungendore were devoid of Plumed Whistling Ducks (PWD) and very few Australian Shelduck were visible near the cattle feeders on Trucking Yard Lane.  I had a quick squizz at the Bungendore Sewage Works where there were a few each of Shelduck, Hardhead Wood Ducks, Teal and 2 Pink-eared Ducks, but no PWD.

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