Signs of spring in Melbourne - and Song Thrush

To: Tim Bawden <>
Subject: Signs of spring in Melbourne - and Song Thrush
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 12:02:57 +1000
Tim Bawden wrote:
Where I live in Chadstone (SEish Melbourne Suburb) they are very common, probably slightly fewer than blackbirds yet when i lived at Mt Waverley, perhaps 2-3 km down the road I never saw nor heard a single one in 4 years of living there. They seem to quite like the olives on a tree in my backyard so maybe that has something to do with it?

Please atlas them everyone!  Then we can clear up this misconception about how rare they are (for a feral)!!!!!!  The distribution for Melbourne shown in the Vic atlas data clearly unrecords this species.

Lawrie Conole

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