North Weston Pond- White fronted Chat and Black Fronted Dotterel

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Subject: North Weston Pond- White fronted Chat and Black Fronted Dotterel
From: Jean Casburn <>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 04:05:20 +0000

Both species seem to enjoy the sticky shallow trickle coming down through the cement drains.  A family of 4 Black Fronted Dotterel wanted me gone from the vicinity where their progeny were located and another in a different drain ran off very smartly when it spotted me.

Again near the drain, 4 White Fronted Chat were together in what appeared to be a family grouping.  Red-rumped Parrot also fly across from the old homestead to the drain for a drink after swilling on Grevillea Robusta.


Both lakes were very quiet of bird life, apart from some Hardhead, Black Duck, Australasian and Hoary-headed Grebe, Coot,  2 White-faced Heron and a couple of Cormorant.


I had not been on the cycle track along the Molongolo for more than a year, and found today everything to be very overgrown.  Nesting Darter and Cormorant can be heard from the track, and there is plenty of water coming down the river.



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