Grey-headed Lapwing

To: Tom Wilson <>
Subject: Grey-headed Lapwing
From: Jill Molan <>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 23:21:54 +0000
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.

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 10:19 PM, Tom Wilson <>

> 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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