"Graham Turner" <>
"Anthony Overs" <>
Fri, 17 Oct 2008 09:18:35 +1100
We had a few Crimson Chats in Canberra briefly a couple of years ago,
presumably as a result of severe drought conditions pushing them east.
It was only the second record for the ACT, the first being back in the
1950s. I also saw some birds on a property near Henty and received a
report of a few birds on a property near Junee, again the first time
since the 1950s. There was a breeding attempt (nest with eggs)
reported just north of Young, last year I think.
On 10/17/08, Graham Turner <> wrote:
> G'day Birders, I was looking on NSW birdline today and noticed that Crimson
> Chats seem to be popping up all over the place. While the Sydney bird is the
> eastern most there are also records for near Bathurst, "Goologong to
> Pullabooka" and Grenfell. Add to this my sighting north of Molong and its
> clear that these birds are heading a long way east of their normal range. I
> was wondering if anyone had a suggestion as to why they might be on the
> move. Is it just that the central west seems to be greener than I've seen it
> in years or is there something else going on.
> And maybe some other goodies may show up as well.
> Graham Turner
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