Lake Ginninderra beginners outing

Sat 06 August 2016 08:30am

Anthony Overs

This is the second of our bird walks for 2016 that is aimed specifically at beginners. Meet Anthony Overs (bookings essential on 0419202155 or at 8.30am in the car park at the western end of Diddams Close on Ginninderra Peninsula (also known as Diddams Close Park – see Yellow Pages Map 38, ref A9). We will walk the shores of the peninsula around to the eastern side, then back to the car park along Diddams Close. We should be able to view several species of waterbirds up close, focusing on the identification features of the common species such as the various ducks, “waterhens” and cormorants. A variety of bush birds are also likely to be seen. Bring your binoculars and field guide.

Post event report

A very small group joined Anthony and myself for a stroll at Diddams Close.  Among the highlights were a very obliging female Darter drying her wings at the water’s edge, a Great Cormorant fishing in the lake, a number of Red-rumped Parrots, and Superb Fairy-Wrens showing off the female, male eclipse and male coloured plumages. A pair of Scarlet Robins were a nice finale. Thirty-three species in total were seen or heard. Full list is at


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