ACT region hotline highlights

Subject: ACT region hotline highlights
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 08:39:46 +1000 (EST)
Highlights from twice-weekly Canberra Ornithologists' Group (COG) hotline,
for week and a half ending 7 April (some reports are of earlier obs).

Now over 2 months since rain; today is over 30o, which is 11o above expected.
The evidence is that the major Yellow-faced HE exodus has peaked (at least 3
weeks early) and we are moving into '2nd phase', with the White-napeds
starting to move too.

WHITE-BROWED WOODSWALLOWS       21/3 Shannons Flat (just south of ACT)

RUFOUS FANTAILS 29/3    3 in Botanic Gardens (passage migrants)

HOBBY TAKING BAT IN THE AIR     4/4, suburban Ainslie, early evening

SPINE-TAILED SWIFTS (W-T NTS...)        3/4 Highway south of Canberra
[paradoxically, a month after we'd normally expect to see them!]

BELL MINERS     6/4     Scupture garden, National GAllery [this is NOT a
local species, though a small colony existed for a while near the
Gov-GEneral's place a year or so back; presumably the movement orginated
with fire or drought] 
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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