Big (?) day

To: 'Martin Butterfield' <>, 'COG List' <>
Subject: Big (?) day
From: Chris Davey <>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 10:46:14 +0000

I managed six checklists with the Musk Duck on Yerrabi Pond and Tree Martins at Palmerville District Park being the highlights for me. The COG survey in mid-April at the FSP managed 294 Pink-eared Ducks so they are certainly hanging around.

I was keen to go at Mulligans Flat this morning but the fog did not lift until 10:30.




From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 6:21 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Big (?) day


I managed 52 species through my 7 checklists.  The most exciting sighting was 152 Pink-eared Ducks on the Fyshwick Sewage ponds, viwed from Dairy Road through a scope.  A great pity that someone drove an ICON Water branded ute ariund and disturbed all the birds.  Unfortunately they didn't stop and give me an opportunity to point the error of their ways out to them.


It would be good to hear through a post from the COG Committee to this chatline what is being done to restore birding access to the ponds.



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