Thanks for this report - yes it's a great place. This spot is also
sometimes called Yarramundi Crossing - i.e. the bridge over the
Nepean River on Springwood Road. It can also be a very good site for
Azure Kingfisher, Nankeen Night-Heron, Bar-shouldered Dove,
White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Whiskered Tern and in October 2000 there was
even a Jacana there (which I reported on Birding-Aus at the time).
The nearby Yarramundi Lagoon has a birdlist compiled by the local
Landcare group which includes such interesting things as Black
Bittern, Spotted and Spotless Crakes, Brown Songlark, Plumed
Whistling-Duck and White-backed Swallow. Come to think of it, my
first ever sighting of White-backed Swallow was near there, more than
20 years ago - has anyone seen them recently in that area?
At 6:41 PM +1000 22/7/07, Gordon and Pam Cain wrote:
Yesterday my family and I visited the area at the new bridge at Agnes Banks,
and went for a walk up the river (heading south). Where there was formerly
very dense bush, the council has gone in and cleared a nice pathway.
Apparently it was work to get rid of the willows.
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780
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