Thursday, December 6, 2012

144, 145

Last Saturday morning, a Darter and a Nankeen Kestrel crossed my path near Shangri La Rd bringing the old bird list up to 145 species. I'm surprised it's taken me so long to find both. The NK blew in on gusts from Penrose just before baking conditions set in. The Darter was drying its wings on the dam there. I've seen the odd NK between Bundanoon and Exeter, near the railway line, so the anticipation for this species has been high. Darters seem irregular in the Southern Highlands. LJ, December 6 2012.


  1. Hi Lorne,
    Saw a Darter at Ferndale Dam today, wonder if it's the same one? Now a resident of Bundanoon, sure I will bump into you soon!

  2. Hey, Marty. Perhaps it was. Send me an email and I'll give you my mobile no. Give em a buzz - we can hook up and do some birding soon. LJ