Tuggeranong birds

To: Marnix Zwankhuizen <>
Subject: Tuggeranong birds
From: Rods Gardening <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:59:38 +0000
Superb conditions for kayak paddling over Easter saw me out on the lake where,  in addition to the usual ducks, coots, morehens, swamp hens, swans, darters, cormorants  etc. I encountered about a dozen dusky woodswallows on Springbank Island. In close proximity to those were an estimated 60 plus welcome swallows. These small birds were a bit twitchy and took flight in alarm when a darter landed in the dead tree they  were perched in. The presence of a raptor (sparrow hawk or goshawk - I’m not sure) also caused a bit of consternation till magpies and ravens saw it on its way.



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On 23 Apr 2019, at 4:59 pm, Marnix Zwankhuizen <> wrote:

Hi all
There are still Dusky Woodswallows around my work most evenings this month. They settle down in the eucalypts once the cars have left.

Today the Restless Flycatcher is back. I expect it’s the same bird which hangs around the Tuggeranong area every winter.

Also some 20 Welcome Swallows hawking for insects over the pond at the end of the car park.

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