Blitz weekend

To: Nicki Taws <>
Subject: Blitz weekend
From: Julie Clark via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 01:20:51 +0000
Hi All,

My highlight was seeing a Buff-banded Rail at Casey Wetlands. It was a first for me at that location in the six years that I've been visiting there.

Two Cattle Egrets in breeding plumage at the Big Dam of Mulligan's was also unexpected yesterday and seeing three breeding events (A Grebes, Coots and Black Ducks) on the front dam was a pleasant surprise as it had been pretty quiet there in recent times.

Although I didn't visit there as part of the Blitz, Yerrabi Pond currently has three broods of cygnets. I don't recall ever seeing that many at the same time before.

All the best,

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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