To: shorty <>, Canberra birds <>
Subject: Shelduck
From: Kim Farley via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2023 06:37:52 +0000
Hi Shorty
I am surprised too that you have never been up that way before. Wet Lagoon is where the Magpie Geese were seen last year and it is a regular spot for Swamp Harrier. Well worth visiting. And Wollogorang Lagoon and Road can be fabulous as you say. I was there a couple of weeks ago, and while the water level in the Lagoon has dropped a long way in the last several months, it has meant that lots of the Shelduck have moved from the Lagoon up to to the paddocks by the Road.  Banded Lapwings can sometimes be found along there too and White Chats are always to be seen. Great area to visit.

On Sat, 3 June 2023, 4:16 pm shorty via Canberrabirds, <> wrote:
This morning while having my morning coffee I contemplated what to do today, after checking on the BOM radar I made up my mind to head North and visit Wet Lagoon. I have never been there before, not sure why? Anyway, while there I saw 16 Shelduck, continuing on my trip I headed down Wollogorang Road and soon came across 52 Shelduck  and about 1 KM further spotted another 2 near a dam close the road, after taking some shots I looked to my right to see another 6 on a far away dam. 200m down the road I spotted another large flock in the paddock, this count was 32. Stopping in at Bungendore I counted another 32 Shelduck ( And 2 PWD ) This gave me a total of 140 Shelduck seen on my little trip. The most I have seen in one day.

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