Magpie Geese at Tidbinbilla ACT

Subject: Magpie Geese at Tidbinbilla ACT
From: "Nicholas Talbot" <>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 21:07:59 +1000
I have been out to Tidbinbilla on the past two weekends. The birding highlight of the two trips was seeing a flock of around a dozen Magpie Geese on one of the ponds on the wetland loop trail. I checked with one of the rangers to make sure they weren't captive and was told that none of the birds there are captive. I haven't seen Magpie Geese around Canberra before.

Other birds on the same walk were Musk Duck, White-eared Honeyeater, Grey Shrike-thrush and Hardhead. I also saw several Platypus. On the way out of the park I found about 8 Flame Robins along with some Yellow-rumped Thornbill feeding on the ground in an area of short grass.

I also saw three Brown Falcon, as well as Wedge-tailed Eagle, Kestrel and Black-shouldered Kite along the road back to Canberra.

On the trip the weekend before I walked the Camelback Trail through bush which had been burnt in the fires. I saw Flame Robin, Spotted Pardalote, White-eared Honeyeater and saw one Superb Lyrebird and heard three others.


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