|To:||COG List <>, COG Wednesday Walkers <>, gang-gang <>|
|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:41:42 +0000|
30 members and guests gathered on Dryandra Street for a definite return to the Tom Green model of a Wednesday Walk: close to the centre of Canberra and not too long. (This was reinforced with a unanimous vote not to extend to Bruce Ridge.)
The basic route was along the back of the Youth Hostel and towards the top of the ridge, then a counterclockwise loop. After the initial ascent there was a little excitement with the first Scarlet Robins of the day. (We ended with 8, spread fairly well through the walk, but appearing such that we felt they were different birds , not the same ones following us.) Little Corellas flew from the direction of the AIS into the suburb.
Shortly after encountering a small flock of Double-barred Finches (some seen, others evident by toy trumpet calls) we got onto a mixed feeding flock comprising some of the finches, a Speckled Warbler, Buff-rumped and Yellow-rumped Thornbills, Grey Fantail, Grey Shrike Thrush and Silvereyes.
A small dam produced 2 Australasian Grebes - until a passing pooch (on lead) went for a wade, whereupon the grebes headed for the reeds.
All up we recorded 36 species for the day. The full species list is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44678802 and a few images (some of which even include birds!) is at http://franmart.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/cog-oconnor-ridge.html.
Next month the walk will be led by Sandra, going to North Weston ponds. Details are at the Field trips page of the COG website.
|<Prev in Thread]||Current Thread||[Next in Thread>|
|Previous by Date:||Honeyeater migration Carwoola, Martin Butterfield|
|Next by Date:||A reminder - dead birds - I no longer pick them up, Julian Robinson|
|Previous by Thread:||Honeyeater migration Carwoola, Martin Butterfield|
|Next by Thread:||A reminder - dead birds - I no longer pick them up, Julian Robinson|
|Indexes:||[Date] [Thread] [Top] [All Lists]|
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: email@example.com.EDU.AU