|To:||Mark Clayton <>|
|Subject:||Jerra Wetlands turns 25|
|From:||Denis Wilson <>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:04:48 +0000|
Very true, Mark Clayton
But what you remember was affectionately known as Kelly's Swamp.
It got renamed to suit the self-conscious leaders of our National Capital, who could not bear to think that the best birding site in Canberra might be a "swamp", let alone the occasional overflow drainage area from a Poo Works.
Of course it had to be renamed.
I recall Geoffrey Dabb writing about another very early COG member (who moved to the Coast) having done lots of birding there too. It was also one of my father's favourite spots for an occasional "check out" in case there was something odd there. And that is a habit he probably inherited from Don Lamm (of blessed memory).
I note that there has been a Rose Robin there recently, just to make that point about unexpected visitors.
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