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|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:46:23 +0000|
I thought I would go for a scout for Plumed Whistling Ducks at Bungedore this afternoon. They were not evident on any of the dams visible from the roads. Quite large numbers (150 - 200) of galahs on the meadows and a few Shelduck grazing near the hay racks. A pair of Chestnut Teal and some sort of Mallard-based hybrid duck at Trucking Yard Lane.
The sewage works looked very quiet so I went on to Lake Rd. There is a fairly large wet area at the Big Dam but the only waterbird there was an Australian Shelduck sleeping on a small island. A Restless Flycatcher was a bit of a surprise. I could see there was lots of water in Lake George so went further down the Road to see what could be seen. I counted 85 Black Swans (mainly at the extreme Southern end). 10 White-faced Herons and 6 Black-winged Stilts were the other main birds of interest. I could see - with my scope - a few duck shaped things in the far distance but not well enough to identify to species.
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