Re Bedgerebong

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Subject: Re Bedgerebong
From: "Pete Constable" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:43:04 +1000
Someone posted a trip report to Bedgerebong west of Forbes, NSW, about a week 
or so  ago.
Some of the content was.
Love to talk to them. 
Regards Pete Constable 

We camped over the w/e on the Lachlan River west of Budgerabong which is west 
of Forbes. 
Today we drove south through 'Kakadu'. I've never seen so much water in this 
area before. Large trees are standing in water and there's literally thousands 
upon thousands of waterbirds! Nankeen Night Herons fly out of roadside trees 
which are normally standing on dry ground. As far as the eye can see white 
'posts' stand poised; they turn out to be hundreds of White-necked Herons. 
Spoonbills are in massive flocks swishing their bills through the waters, Ibis 
are in their thousands, literally. A lone Glossy Ibis descended before us as we 
were surveying a wet paddock. .
As we drove up to 'Kakadu' the birds rose in their hundreds, leaving hundreds 
upon hundreds still in the shallow waters.
Lake Cowal is another spectacle at present. I've visited this Lake many times 
over 30+ years and have never seen it with so much water, which is up to the 
road in places, and has even been over the road. It's glorious with lots of 
skulky birds on the foreshore. If you're a photographer it's especially 
appealing at present, with large old gum trees standing reflected in still 
None of the the birds we saw (over 70 species) were unusual for the area, but 
the amount of them is overwhelming. Swans are nesting, and ducks have little 
bubs. It's all happening in 'Kakadu'!

Any idea of who it was. Love to talk to them
Regards Pete Constable

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