ACT region hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 17:01:21 +1100 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week ending 20 March (some reports are of earlier obs).

Still no rain, and to help out, we've just had the hottest March day on

SPINE-TAILED SWIFTS     14-5/3 large numbers moving over to the north (3
presumably separate groups totalling 600)

PLUMED WHISTLING DUCK    Single bird still on Lake Burley Griffin!!

TURQUOISE PARROT         14/3 juvenile at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
(inland from Kiama) [In addition to the 'normal' Beautiful Firetails,
Southern Emu-wrens, Ground Parrots, Eastern Bristlebirds...]

BLACK FALCON    14/3 near Hoskinstown (east of Queanbeyan)

YELLOW-TUFTED HONEYEATER        8+9/3 Canberra Uni grounds [very unusual
suburban bird]

GREY-HEADED FRUIT-BAT   18/3 suburban Page [to add to the also unusual
influx of LITTLE REDS]
Ian Fraser, Canberra  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Writing Consultancy
ph: 02 62491560 fax: 02 62473227

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