Blackbirds in central western NSW

To: "Mick Roderick" <>, "BIRDING-AUS" <>
Subject: Blackbirds in central western NSW
From: "Roger Giller" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 23:14:37 +1000

I was interested in your mention of Blackbirds in the Hunter Region. About a month ago I was watching Lenaghan's Wetland from near the house at the top of the hill when a bird flew across in front of me about 80 meters away. I had the binos in hand at the time and noted " black plumage, yellow bill". I was sceptical of my initial ID as I had never seen one around Sydney where I live, or anywhere else in NSW. I lived in Melbourne for 9 years and Blackbirds were an almost daily visitor to our garden. Size and body shape were right and the colour was too black to be a Common Mynah or Common Starling. I was there for another hour at least but it did not appear again. I put it down as a possible for the day and went back to watching ducks.


Roger Giller

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