Early nesting

To: "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: Early nesting
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 09:41:08 +1000
Hi all,

The Yellow-rumped Thornbills that traditionally nest in a Melaleuca in
my yard have completed their nest and I believe there may now be eggs,
judging by the distraction display (hanging upside down, swinging  and
trilling loudly) one of them put on when the resident Magpie flew in to
a nearby tree yesterday evening. This is the earliest breeding record I
have for this particular group of Thornbills.

The Wood Ducks around my place of work are also nesting at the moment.

Paul Osborn
Paul Osborn
BHP Research & Technology Development
PO Box 188 Wallsend, NSW, 2287
Ph: (02) 49792705
VPN: 8843 2705
Fax: (02) 49792022

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