London Bridge Homestead

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Subject: London Bridge Homestead
From: John Brown <>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:50:53 +0000


It was on a high overhead wire. Hence the photos showing I was looking up at it. I have never seen that!





From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Saturday, 15 August 2015 6:49 PM
To: John Brown <>; 'COG_Mailing_List' <>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] London Bridge Homestead


Yes. Not really a usual thing. Was it the wire of a fence, or much higher?


From: John Brown
Sent: Saturday, 15 August 2015 6:30 PM
To: COG_Mailing_List
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] London Bridge Homestead



I walked from the Woolshed to London Bridge Homestead, wandering around the Homestead area between 10-11am, the returning to the Woolshed. I ticked the following:


Australian Magpie

Australian Pipit (? on a wire... see photo)

Australian Raven

Brown Falcon

Common Starling

Crimson Rosella

Diamond Firetail

Eastern Rosella

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Heard only)

Flame Robin


Grey Shrikethrush

Hooded Robin

Laughing Kookaburra (Heard only)

Maned Duck (aka Australian Wood Duck)

Noisy Miner (in proximity to Woolshed only)

Pied Currawong

Red-browed Finch

Southern Whiteface

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (in proximity to Woolshed only)

Superb Fairywren

Tree Martin

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Welcome Swallow

White-winged Chough (in proximity to Woolshed only)

Yellow-rumped Thornbill


The vast majority of these were seen around the homestead, especially on the small knoll behind the homestead.


Attached are photos of the “Australia Pipit”. It was on a wire! Is it really a Pipit?? It looks like one but I’d never expect to see one on a wire!



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