small birds

Subject: small birds
From: Judith L-A <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:24:39 +1000
Yes, the small birds are struggling with the conditions, here too. With shifts 
in the seasons, all species up to & incl. wattlebird-sized birds have 
diminished. Disappearing for long periods of intensified or unseasonal weather, 
they return only in single pairs, if at all, so far, with only the previously 
most common / residents reappearing in the gaps between weather events. This 
was first obvious with the great flock of Rainbow Lorikeets that had built up 
nearby – It has been several years since ex-TC Debbie removed the colony, & the 
birds only began appearing in small numbers again recently. On the smaller 
scale, the other most common  residents that are scarce presently are Lewin’s 
H/e, Brown Thornbill, White-b Scrubwren. Two butcherbird spp. alternate 
seasonally here usually, but are both scarce just now. Even the kookaburras, 
frogmouths, figbirds are diminished … I won’t go on except to say that the 
seasonal or occasional species are now absent (or rare at best) – e.g. 
N.Friarbirds, Spinebills & Scarlet H/e; G.Fantails, W.Wagtails; pardalotes; 
cuckoos & swifts; Crimson Rosella, Galah, & other parrots – 

SEQ 500m

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