London Bridge Homestead

Sun 21 August 2016 12:00am

John Bundock

Meet London Bridge carpark 9am.  From Queanbeyan, take Old Cooma Rd and turn  left into Burra Rd.  From Canberra on Monaro Highway, turn left  into Old Cooma Rd; 8km turn right into Burra Road; 7.8km turn left into London Bridge Rd. Becomes dirt road, fine for any vehicle. Through closed gate to end: carpark next to woolshed.

Tel John Bundock 0400249429.

Post event report

On a cool morning, eleven hardy birders met at London Bridge carpark. On the way in, while opening the gate on the road, we’d heard a Fan-tailed Cuckoo.  After checking the dams near the carpark we proceeded over London Bridge and walked a short distance downstream. We then walked upstream to the London Bridge homestead, crossed Burra Creek and strolled back to the carpark with 43 species sighted on this section of the walk. Highlights were a Southern Whiteface and a Brown Treecreeper, both at the homestead, and 2 wombats. Ten of us then drove from London Bridge carpark to Tin Hut Dam where we spotted 4 more of Googong’s diurnal wombats and 19 bird species, including a Musk Duck on the dam and a flock of over 50 Australian Magpies flying over the river. A very good morning’s birding for a walk at this time of the year.

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