Birding western Sydney 24/4/2001

Subject: Birding western Sydney 24/4/2001
From: "Marc Anderson" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 11:52:50 -0000

Hi All,

          spent most of today birding in the Windsor region of western Sydney. Visited Mitchell Park, McGraths Hill STW, Pitt Town & Powells Lagoons. Highlights were:

5 Glossy Ibis, 1 Little Eagle (light morph) at Pitt Town Lagoon

18 Zebra Finch & a flock of 200+ Little Corella (also a couple of smaller flocks - about 12 each of Long-billed Corella) near Powells Lagoon

 Have these numbers of Corellas been in the area for some time?? I have noticed that Little Corella populations in the Royal NP seem to be increasing & this seems true of Long-billed Corellas in the Stanwell Park region as well. 

 I think it was Keith Brandwood who issued a challenge to the younger birders to try & beat his 13 raptor species in one day. I have to admit defeat here Keith, as we could only find 8 species today!! - Brown Falcon, Aust Kestrel, Aust Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Black-shouldered Kite, Little Eagle, White-bellied Sea Eagle & Whistling Kite.

  A total of 101 species for the day.


Marc Anderson
57 Parklands Ave
Heathcote. NSW.2233
ph: 02 9548 0448

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