FW: Royal Spoonbills

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: FW: Royal Spoonbills
From: shorty via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2023 04:44:42 +0000
22 this morning.


On Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 10:23 AM Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Once again Shorty showed he knows how to be in the right place at the right time.  It was such a calm, mildly sunlit Sunday afternoon I accepted his tip and went there for a few minutes.  At that time the spoonbills had decided to doze off, with heads of only a small number just visible above the reeds as sub-tenants of the ibis at Dead-Tree Roost (east).  Tenants at Dead-Tree Roost (west) included at least 17 Little Black Cormorants, with more of them on the water, at least 25 altogether. I didn’t progress much further but found a Fuscous Honeyeater (non-breeding condition) plunge-bathing in front of Cygnus.  A snap from Dairy Road of a small section of  the Forbidden Ponds showed, when subject to a later count, 24 pink-ears, 4 black swans, 6 grey teal, 23 shovelers,  3 silver gulls, 4 coot, 2 hardheads, 3 black duck, 7 unidentified waterbirds.


A picture containing text

Description automatically generated


From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of shorty via Canberrabirds
Sent: Sunday, April 2, 2023 12:22 PM
To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Royal Spoonbills


Hi all,


I stopped into Jerra Wetlands just to take a look at the Southern end of Kelly's and there were 12 juveniles and when I left there were 15. Highest count I have of them in Canberra.



This is the email announcement and discussion list of the Canberra Ornithologists Group.
Emails posted to the list that exceed 2 MB (2,000 kB) in size, including attachments, will be rejected.
All emails distributed via the list are archived at It is a condition of list membership that you agree to your contributions being archived.

Canberrabirds mailing list

Attachment: ATT00001.txt
Description: ATT00001.txt

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU