Grey-headed Lapwing

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Grey-headed Lapwing
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2015 12:08:07 +0000
Hi Martin, et. al.
Security at the Regatta Centre have actually been extremely helpful - as far as 
they have been able - to visiting birders wanting to twitch this amazing bird.

The Centre is officially "closed" - not for anything to do with rowing, but to 
set up for a two day music festival.  There are likely to be thousands of 
people, cars, loud music, laser and fireworks shows, so anyone planning to 
twitch the bird should go sooner rather than later.

Though the site has been 'closed' for the last week, the bird has generally 
been viewable from outside 'Gate C', along Old Castlereagh Rd.  However, when 
there has not been too much activity going on, Security on Gate A (the usual 
entrance) have been letting birders in to drive to the Gate C area, and view 
the bird from inside the facility.  This has not always been possible, and has 
varied from day to day, but generally, Security have been very helpful, and 
more co-operative than they need have been.  It would be great to keep that 
good working relationship if possible.

All the best with the twitch,
John Tongue
Devonport, Tas.
On 12/09/2015, at 5:21 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:

> I was planning to drive from near Canberra to Penrith tomorrow to twitch
> the Lapwing.  Fortunately another Canberra birder was there and has advised
> that the site is closed due to setting up for something.  On checking
> the website
> for the location <> it seems to be closed
> until 29 September.  I am not keen on doing a 600km round trip to have some
> security Jobsworth tell me I can't get to see the bird, "because ...." so
> wonder whether someone familiar with the area can advise if it is possible
> to see the bird without going to the rower-infested area.
> Martin Butterfield
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