Re Bedgerebong

To: Pete Constable <>
Subject: Re Bedgerebong
From: BirdlineACT <>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:38:21 +1000
It was Charles Buer and Margaret McJannet from  Canberra.


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On 30/04/2012, at 6:43 PM, Pete Constable wrote:

> 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 
> water.
> 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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