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Penny Brockman <>
Sat, 24 Oct 2009 11:31:02 +1000
A group of us conducted Regent Honeyeater surveys at Capertee last
weekend 17/18 October. No Regents but we saw 29 Plum-headed Finches
sitting on a wire fence on a private property on the river - rolls of
hay had been left for the cattle and the finches were feeding in this
At this site found a raptor nest with a large downy white chick in it -
possibly a Little Eagle but during the hour we were in the area, no
parents was seen to come to the nest. Wedgies were soaring high in the
Also found a Black-fronted Dotterel sitting on 3 eggs way up Port
A small amount of White Box in flower on Dunville Loop was being used
by Musk Lorikeets, Noisy Friarbirds, Noisy Miners and Red Wattlebirds.
At other sites we heard a few Little Lorikeets flying over.
We stayed at a cottage on Brymair and I found one Speckled Warbler
Monday morning 19 Oct in nearby regrowth angophora woodland.
A lovely weekend, lots of birds even though the valley quite dry - a
thin green pick on the paddocks.
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