Fwd: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Parrots !!!

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Subject: Fwd: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Parrots !!!
From: Margaret Cameron <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 23:01:38 +1100
Sorry forgot to reply to all so Craig would never have seen this


From: Margaret Cameron <>
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Parrots !!!

Hi Michael and Craig

In Geelong (which is not all that far from Melbourne) my WA flowering gum is attracting the odd Rainbow Lorikeet and Purplecrowned lorikeet but the real winner is a Eucalyptus leucoxylon which flowers from Easter to September and attracts Rainbows, PCs, Musk lorikeets, r wattlebirds, new hollands, White plumed H/eaters; also at other times both Pardalotes, Gang Gangs (which eat the sawfly larvae with a disgusting wet munching noise), Crimson Rosellas, and nesting Lt Ravens and now Magpies. This is almost the complete native bird list for my garden. It also grew very fast to the attractive stage, an advantage from the point of view of the birds and the birdwatcher but the (then) SEC came and chopped the top off.

I am too far from other bush to get most of the birds Michael mentions - Spinebills also visit this tree but prefer other things like correas and exotics like fuchsias


  At 08:50 PM 30/01/03 +1100, you wrote:
Hi Craig is run by the nursery
industry with govt. support and I would be interested to
know a) if you can make it work (I cannot) and b) if it
helps you.

The lorikeets, which feed on nectar, really need trees which
means you may have to wait say 5 years until something like
a West Australian Flowering gum attracts them (and the
possums and flying foxes at night !).

Please note my new email address 

Margaret Cameron        

4 Connor Street
East Geelong, Vic. 3219

Phone   61 3 5229 9792
Fax             61 3 5229 1520
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