Birds feeding in Melbourne suburb

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Subject: Birds feeding in Melbourne suburb
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 13:21:59 +1000
Hi all
On this cold, wet wintery day there are literally dozens of Common
Mynas, Spotted Turtle-doves, and Blackbirds feeding on the road and
nature-strips in our suburban street in Burwood (suburb east of
Melbourne). There are numerous squashed acorns on the road, which
presumably make an easy meal.
In contrast, in our garden there is an Eastern Spinebill at the Correa
flowers and Brown Thornbills foraging in a Grevillea.  The Spinebills
only visit occasionally, but the Thornbills are here most of the time
now.  There is one Thornbill that comes up to a branch very close to my
window and sings to its reflection, oblivious of me just a metre away.
Happy birding,

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