Cockatiels at Rockley NSW

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Subject: Cockatiels at Rockley NSW
From: "Alan Morris" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 09:14:38 +1100
Hi Birders,
Carol Probets' recent posting about a small flock of Cockatiels seen on the eastern edge of their range near Rockley south of Bathurst NSW is certainly an unusual record but not unexpected because of the drought. For a time there in the 1960s & 1970s, Cockatiels even extended further east to the Cumberland Plain west of Sydney. In 1960, 42 were reported from Wallacia, on  28 were reported from Wilberforce on 7/7/1970, while 40 were seen at Bringelly on 14/6/1971.These years I remember were dry although not necessarily a severe drought. It is possible too that there is a movement eastwards in winter in some years instead of moving northwards.
To answer Carol's question though, I am unaware of any other records of flocks currently east of Bathurst.
Alan Morris
Birding NSW Records Officer
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