North Lawson Swamp, Blue Mountains

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Subject: North Lawson Swamp, Blue Mountains
From: "Jill Dark" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:25:36 +1000
Blue Mountains Bird Observers recently visited North Lawson Swamp on our 
monthly Wednesday walk.  It was a beautiful sunny spring day and the honeyeater 
migration was in full swing.  There are still large numbers of mainly 
Yellow-faced Honeyeaters with a few White-naped,  flying over but this year 
there have been many more Red Wattlebirds than usual.  Several of the walkers 
commented on this as we watched.  The Tree Martins are back, we saw them 
hawking over the swamp and flying back to the old Scribbly Gums where they nest 
each year.  The open forest on the edge of the swamp produced the first Rufous 
Whistler of the season, a small flock of Buff-rumped Thornbills, Grey Currawong 
and a Scarlet Robin among more common species.  Bird of the day had to be the 
pair of Southern Emu-wren bobbing up and down in the swamp.  The wildflowers 
were pretty good too.

Jill Dark,
Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains, NSW

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