RE: Unseasonal blackbird breeding

Subject: RE: Unseasonal blackbird breeding
From: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 16:08:23
At 02:53 PM 15/04/1997 +1000, Lawrie Conole wrote:

>I've noticed a few species in Geelong too that are nesting/have
>young/are thinking about nesting:
>Rainbow Lorikeet, Black-fronted Dotterel, Common Starling (do they ever
>stop??), Common Myna.
> You can add NHHoneyeaters in Adelaide to the list. 

 This time of year there is a plentiful supply of insects and the nectar is
really flowing in a few Eucalyptus spieces here. E. leucoxylon is covered
in flowers at the moment. The flowering is more prolific every 4-5 years, I
think this is the year it's happening.

  Why do Kookaburras hop about on the ground ? They look pretty stupid for
such a large bird. I was watching one in our garden feeding on small skinks
and it struck me as wierd. I assumed they would walk around like Magpies.



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