Jerrabomberra wetlands today

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Subject: Jerrabomberra wetlands today
From: Alison <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 07:59:26 +0000

Visited the Jerrabomberra wetlands today.  One gosling has hatched to the swans nesting on the pond at Eyre Street on the Kingston foreshore while the female is still sitting on at least one egg. Dad wouldn’t let the gosling into the water in the morning but by afternoon they were off exploring the pond together.

At the wetlands saw the Ballion’s Crake from both the Bittern and Cygnus hides and the Unspotted Crake at Cygnus. Also saw a platypus from the bridge, a pair of pelicans circling around the billabong pond for quite some time, white headed heron, grey teal and a pair of Gang Gangs eating pine nuts quite low down in a tree near the Eyre Street entrance. Could get within a few feet of them and they weren’t bothered.


Alison Milton


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