Mt Tennent today

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Subject: Mt Tennent today
From: calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 04:45:21 +0000
Today I walked from the Namadgi Visitors Centre to the summit of Mt Tennent. It wasn't really a bird-watching walk, it was mainly for the purpose of sweating.

I did see the Jacky Winter at NVC (there used to a regular JW in that area so hopefully the sp can become a fixture in the woodland again). I also heard a Fan-tailed Cuckoo or two near the summit of Tennent.

However the most unexpected sighting was a pair of Stubble Quail flushed from by the track about 1 km up the Mt Tennent track. They were in an open area caused by the fires of early 2020. They were identified by being large (for a quail), greyish and streaky, and by flying a long way rocking from side to side in flight (buttonquails fly a short distance and drop, Brown Quails fly a long way but don't rock in flight).

John Leonard

Make nature great again.

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