COG's bird blitz

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Subject: COG's bird blitz
From: Barbara Allan <>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:02:14 +0000

A huge thank you to all participants over the weekend. I’m delighted to report I already have received 156 eBird records and 30 hard copy – a great start. I haven’t managed to digest what you actually saw but will report on that in due course on the chat line, in Gang-gang and in Canberra Bird Notes and at a COG meeting in due course. I enjoyed my weekend blitzing at, variously, the local ovals (while dogwalking), Lake Ginninderra, Tidbinbilla (truncated in Saturday’s gale) and Cotter Hut Rd. A clear highlight was a gorgeous male Satin Flycatcher on Smokers Trail, close and below me, gleaming in the sunshine. And for those who think you can distinguish Satins and Leadens on the shape of the colour demarcation on the chest, this chappie’s  looked dead straight! But the colour in good light unmistakable. Four Fan-tailed Cuckoos in the one binocular view at Cotter Hut was interesting, particularly as they gave us an amazing and at times challenging vocal repertoire. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves and thank you for your input. b

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