Re: anyone been to Round Hill lately?

To: Peregrine <>
Subject: Re: anyone been to Round Hill lately?
From: "G.Fry" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 21:42:03 +1100
Peregrine wrote:

> we're celebrating the end of my last year at university with (what
> else)
> a birding trip out to Round Hill NR. has anyone been out recently? is
> there flower out, and are there honeyeaters?  has the malleefowl been
> around? or has all that rain made the birds scarce?
> we're looking for a good week in anycase, don't forget to go out and
> look
> at the big meteor shower on wednesday morning! (3am! sharp!).
> happy birding,
> Katie Bertsche
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> We were at Round Hill in late October. There was some Mallee in
> blossom and there was plenty of water about in puddles on the sides of
> the road, etc. With the rain last week, Condobolin had 20mm (?) IIRC
> there still should be plenty of water about. Plenty of birds - still
> one of the best bird locations in NSW in my humble opinion. Worthwhile
> going to Mataranka on the track beside the railway line, lots of birds
> feeding and drinking on the puddles beside the road and using the
> telephone line as a lookout, roost, etc. We were only there for 11/2
> days and didn't see any of the rarities but Crimson Chats were common
> as were Yellow Plumed HY, Splendid wrens , etc. Hope you have a good
> time.

Graham Fry and Liz Cameron

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