Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Kelly's Sunday at dusk

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Kelly's Sunday at dusk
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 23:47:51 +0000

On our last visit Red-ankled Dotterel outnumbered Black-foreheaded Dotterel by a fair amount.  It sounds as though the latter have made up for lost time.


On 9 May 2018 at 09:43, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

I didn’t report it at the time but on 28 April (the fox day) there was a group of 16 plus BFDs in the shallows of the billabong area,  While I was there one of them was complaining about the shop where they got their Zorro costumes.



From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Tuesday, 8 May 2018 10:51 PM
To: 'COG List'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Kelly's Sunday at dusk


I was also there, for only about 20 minutes at dusk on Sunday 6 May, in Ardea hide. I noted, among the more usual: 4 Black-fronted Dotterels, 1 Spotted Crake and something like 100 Common Starlings coming in to roost in the reeds. I don’t recall seeing this reed roosting by Starlings there before, maybe due to not been there at dusk often, although it is hardly anything new.




From: Martin Butterfield
Sent: Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 8:14 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Kelly's today


Highlights of a brief visit this afternoon:

  • White-necked Heron
  • Latham's Snipe (late?)
  • 5 Black-fronted Dotterel (Ardea hide)
  • 4 Red-kneed Dotterel (Cygnus hide)
  • 1 Freckled Duck (Cygnus hide)
  • 624 Common Starling on power lines near car park - counted from photo: I had estimated 500)


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