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Friends of Lee Point newsletter



Friends of Lee Point newsletter

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FLP newsletter


Friends of Lee Point


Redmond, Ian; Laidlaw, Gayle


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This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; There are very few cities in the world that have a reserve like Lee Point on their doorstep. It makes Darwin a special place. -- Lee Point is enjoyed by families, nature lovers, mountain bike riders, birdwatchers, fishermen, campers, bush walkers and tourists. It offers unique recreation and tourismopportunities to promote Darwin and is one of Darwin’s most important natural assets. -- Lee Point is located 17 km from Darwin’s CBD on a five square kilometre peninsular which has helped conserve its natural beauty and biodiversity.




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Friends of Lee Point newsletter


Newsletter, October 2021

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FRIENDS OF LEE POINT 4 of 4 Welcome Back Shorebirds 4.30pm - 6.30pm Sunday 7th November at Lee Point Like to find out about more about the amazing migratory shorebirds that fly ~10,000km to Lee Point each year and watch the shorebirds through a scope? There will be activities for the kids and healthy snacks plus a guided nature walk. Event is hosted by Birdlife TopEnd, PLan and FLP. FREE event and all welcome, see upcoming events: www.saveleepoint.org.au Lee Point Trivia Q1. Australia has recorded 17 species of finches. How many species of finches have been recorded at Lee Point? Answers at end. A. 3 B. 5 C. 7 D.10 Masked Finch (Poephila personata) Status: Near Threatened under IUCN 3.1 Masked Finch near the Lee Point Caravan Park in Sept 2021 The Masked Finch feeds on grass seeds and likes to be near water. This finch is uncommon in the Darwin region; however, it has been regularly seen in parts of Lee Point. Lee Point dam and surrounds is a good place to see them and they have nested in this area. Until next time, enjoy Lee Point Answer Q1 C. The (7) recorded finches at Lee Point, commonest ones first are: Crimson, Double Barred, Chestnut Breasted Mannikan, Long Tailed and Masked Finch. The Yellow Rumped Mannikan and Gouldian Finches are much less common.

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