Lake Springfield, on Manima Rd., Near Murrumbateman .

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Subject: Lake Springfield, on Manima Rd., Near Murrumbateman .
From: Terry Bell <>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 05:34:12 +0000
Was visited yesterday to check on the water birds  to find that due to a gully 
- breaker last month this large dam ( 41 acres and a complete reserve ) was 

About 200 waterfowl were observed, mainly European coots plus a family of black 
swans, little pied cormorants, grey teal, hard heads, Australian shovelers  and 
about 8 musk ducks in this hotspot.

Of the raptors, a swamp harrier was patrolling the perimeter, whilst a collared 
sparrow hawk was disturbing small groups of yellow faced honeyeaters near the 

What is also interesting, however, is a breeding record supplied by the owners 
of whistling kites successfully rearing at least one chick.

I then visited the Hall TSR, increasingly infested with blackberry growth, 
which was on the quiet side except for two groups of white plumed honeyeaters 
and about 5 dusky woodswallows.

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