Grey-headed Lapwing

To: Tom Wilson <>
Subject: Grey-headed Lapwing
From: Jill Molan <>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 23:22:33 +0000
Sorry all, I meant to address it to Martin, too much rushing this morning.

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 9:21 AM, Jill Molan <> wrote:

> Hi John
> I was there yesterday with Darryl McKay and we saw the bird first through
> the fence about 8.30 am (we took a wrong turn to start off with so were a
> bit later than planned). It was on the grass between gate B and gate C,
> took a bit of looking through the vegetation, and the sun was behind it, so
> not ideal so early, but we did see it clearly. Then we drove to gate A,
> having seen some birders in cars parked near the bird. We drove to gate A
> and explained what we wanted, and security said as long as we kept within
> that area between gates A&C, no problem, just stay away from the closed off
> area. They were friendly and helpful. We had a chat with the birders
> inside, including Edwin Vella, and they told us when they stayed in their
> car to observe, the bird approached within about 4 metres. We had the same
> experience, sun behind us, good for photos and for viewing! Really a very
> attractive bird, much more so than I had expected.
> Good luck, hope you can get up to see it.
> cheers
> Jill
> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 10:19 PM, Tom Wilson <>
> wrote:
>> Martin
>> check the Australian twitchers page on facebook and/or NSW pages on
>> Eremaea/birdline if you can.  Reports are that the bird has been visible
>> from outside the venue today and yesterday.
>> Cheers
>> Tom W
>> From: Martin Butterfield
>> Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:21 PM
>> To: birding-aus NEW
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Grey-headed Lapwing
>> 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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