Bungendore banded lapwing

To: Paul Gatenby <>
Subject: Bungendore banded lapwing
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:48:41 +0000
I started my foray today by visiting the culvert on Plains Rd on the Plain in which Fairy Martins nest.  All nests still had cobwebs across the mouth so they are not back here yet.  

On to the Banded Lapwing site and immediately spotted 2 Banded Lapwings standing on the bank of the dam.  By the time I looked down to pick up my camera they had moved somewhere.  A pair were then located a bit further from the road, but I don't know if they were the same ones or not.  I have only entered 2 to eBird.

I then moved to Bungendore, finding 3 Plumed Whistling Ducks at Burrows Lane and none anywhere else.  I checked as well as I could within constraints imposed by traffic along the Kings Hwy the paddocks between the edge of the village of Bungendore (or, as some folk now call it, Gungahlin East) and Mill Post lane.  The paddocks were totally untroubled by Banded Lapwings.

Still having a little spare time I took myself past the bird-free sewage ponds to Lake Road.  The Big Dam is now BIG again and had quite a few ducks - including several Chestnut Teal and a brood of 10 Pacific Black Ducklings.  There is a huge amount of water in Lake George now but there were few birds - except for Black Swans on it.


On 18 September 2016 at 16:56, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Very interesting Paul.  The late Denis Wilson reported them about 500m towards Canberra on the left in the past.  I've checked that locale several times with no luck in the recent past but will try to get to both last years site near Hoskinstown and where you describe tomorrow.  


On 18 September 2016 at 16:21, Paul Gatenby <> wrote:

A solitary banded lapwing was observed in the first paddock on right of Kings H'way when travelling back to Canberra.

1200 today

Paul A Gatenby

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