Kellys update

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Subject: Kellys update
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:54:56 +0000

An update for the many out-of-town subscribers to this chatline on the much-reported-on Kelly Swamp.  You would not think, from this view, that Canberra’s suburbs lie just beyond those trees, which mark the course of Jerrabomberra Creek.  As you can see, the promised burn of unwanted veg has taken place.  Fortunately, this has left untouched the lone Tortured Willow (Salix matsudana, a Class 3 weed of national significance).  The tree itself deserves heritage status, because from between its twisted branches many rarities have been glimpsed. Including, many year ago, a Pectoral Sandpiper and a Long-toed Stint foraging together in close company.  The brownish muddy shallows on the left of the pond hold the drying weeds which can be expected to become the haunt of passing sandpipers in the coming months.    



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