ACT region hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 15:00:20 +1100 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week ending 5 December (some reports are of earlier obs).

BRUSH TURKEY    (reported by Hugh Tindale-Biscoe, formerly Chief CSIRO
Wildlife) from Monga State Forest, near Braidwood. [While this is in its
historic range, it is a very long time since they were reported there.] 

OSPREY  for past few weeks at Googong Reservoir, near Jerrabomberra. [We
think there was a record from the 1960s from Lake George or Bathurst, but
again this one is close to unique.]

BUFF-BANDED RAIL & AUST SPOTTED CRAKE   30/11 Suburban Jerrabomberra
Wetlands. [Both very uncommon locally.]

FRECKLED DUCK   4/12    single male; first reported locally for nearly six

Re last week's report of a Little Bittern at Tidbinbilla; Phil Hansbro
(bless his little Geordie socks) tells me that there was one reported from
there early last year. Sorry about that!


Hotline number: 02 6247 5530
COG web site:
Ian Fraser, Canberra  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Writing Consultancy
ph: 02 62491560 fax: 02 62473227

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