Kangaroo Island SA

Subject: Kangaroo Island SA
From: "Chris Hankel" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 12:08:18 +0930
I spent a very pleasant, though extremely cold weekend helping my brother 
Bridal Creeper from his property on Lake Ada on Kangaroo Island.
Many rewards for the labour though, including numerous Scarlet Robins and Grey 
Fantails following us as we worked.  But the highlight was 3 Fantail Cuckoos 
us close enough for photos.
The Superb Fairy Wrens were active and the males in spectacular colour. Also 
quite a 
few Striated Thornbills in the eucalypts.
A Masked Lapwing was sitting on 3 eggs on the edge of the dam and we saw one 
a chick on the side of the road as we entered American River.
 Australasian Shelduck flew over us on several occasions and we saw many of 
on the dams and in paddocks on the island.
On the lake itself were quite a few Musk Duck, the Shelducks and Swans. There 
other birds but they were too far out to identify.
A quick trip in to Duck Lagoon near Cygnet River yesterday and we found a 
couple of 
dozen Freckled Duck roosting along the bank. 
Pity about the rough trip back last night!
ChrisChris Hankel
Academic and Student Administration
Faculty of Social Sciences
Flinders University
Telephone 8201 2771

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