Blitz weekend

To: Steve Read <>
Subject: Blitz weekend
From: Sue Lashko via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 22:54:46 +0000
Hi all

Julian and I went behind locked gates down Old Boboyan Road. We were limited in how far we could venture due to the wetter than usual conditions. Unsurprisingly the fires certainly have had an impact on bird numbers.  Interesting observations:
  • Fuscous Honeyeaters in good numbers and further south than in the past
  • only one each of Scarlet (carrying food) and Flame Robins all day
  • best ever view of a male Satin Flycatcher in unburnt forest in the south. Its satin colour just shimmered in the sunlight.  Another pair in an unburnt area further south again.
  • Biggest surprise - a Barn Owl flushed out of a dense small eucalypt.  It sat obligingly nearby for wonderful views - alas, Julian had left the camera in the car!
  • Biggest disappointment - Noisy Miners on the way in to Mt Clear campground.

On Mon, 25 Oct 2021 at 09:37, Steve Read via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

Hi all


It was indeed an excellent weekend.  Amazing how the weather goes from too cold to too hot in an instance – I certainly got a touch of the sun on Vanity’s Crossing Road on Saturday morning. And thanks for the reminder to share eBird lists with COG Blitz.


Some highlights for David D and myself were Emu and Great Crested Grebe, but I dipped on Chestnut-rumped Heathwren at Bluetts.




From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of Christine via Canberrabirds
Sent: Monday, 25 October 2021 9:32 AM
To: Nicki Taws <>
Cc: COG chatline <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Blitz weekend


Hi Nicki,


thanks for the reminder to share eBird lists with COG Blitz.


My highlight for the weekend's birding was a Rose Robin on nest. See attached photo.





On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 7:50 AM Nicki Taws via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

After a fairly dour forecast early last week, the weather gods shone for us on the weekend. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blitz, whether it was in your backyard, the local park or distant Namadgi. It was just lovely to be out after the restrictions of the last few months.


The eBird lists have been flowing in. I haven’t had time to trawl through them yet but if you have a special moment or bird, feel free to share it. One of my first birds when I stepped outside on Saturday morning was a Scarlet Honeyeater – not a bad way to start any day but especially a Blitz weekend.


Keep the lists coming if you are still to enter them (share with COG Blitz), or post datasheets to PO Box 348 Jamison Centre, or send an email with your results.




Nicki Taws

0408 210736



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