NSW Some interesting sightings in Lower Blue Mountains - 29/4/07

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Subject: NSW Some interesting sightings in Lower Blue Mountains - 29/4/07
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 20:34:26 +1000
This morning (29/4/07), Stuart Pickering, David Mitford and I had a good
time birding in the Lower Blue Mountains (approx. 65 km west of Sydney CBD).

At Lapstone our star bird was a single Turquoise Parrot seen briefly flying
from the Portal Look out area and over Lapstone (Turquoise Parrots are
fairly uncommon in the Lower Blue Mountains and probably under reported), a
great show of 3 Glossy Black-cockatoos (what appeared to be an adult female
with 2 young birds feeding contently on sheaoaks beside the road) 2
Peregrine Falcons (both seen soaring over Glenbrook Gorge and flying fast
chasing a Feral Pigeon), a Collared Sparrowhawk, Fuscous Honeyeaters and
Dusky Woodswallows. We also briefly heard some Little Lorikeets as well. No
sign of the Square-tailed Kite though.

During an hour or so at Blue Gum Swamp Creek we also observed a pair of
Spotted Quail-thrush and heard a Rose Robin, Fan-tailed Cuckoos and a
Red-browed Tree-creeper.

Edwin Vella

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