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|Subject:||Cormorant roost, Molonglo River|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Feb 2019 21:07:53 +0000|
I was running along the cycle path below Scrivenor Dam today and for the first time went under the Tuggeranong Parkway and beyond and about 400 metres beyond I saw a cormorant roost on the opposite (north) bank of the river in willows. It was about 6 and already birds were leaving but there were about 150 birds of three cormorant spp and Darters, the Darters were sitting on stick platforms which I suppose were the remains of nests.
Also about 20 YTBC flying out of the pines on the north bank of the river south.
I often walk that stretch (though I don't usually go beyond the Parkway). I often see cormorants of various spp flying either from Lake BG towards Weston or the opposite way. A few weeks ago I saw two flying in opposite directions, up and down the river. I wonder what they thought when they met and passed, did both of them think 'Hey, wait a minute!'?
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