"Julian Teh" <>
"Philip A. Veerman" <>
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:37:23 +1100
That is probably a good question. I suspect that
the royal spoonbills are not breeding. Mainly as they spend a lot of time just
resting there and whilst there is "a number of" royal spoonbills
there, the number doesn't seem to change much. I expect there would be more
activity if they were breeding.
I go there after work (as I work nearby) when I feel like it
but don't usually write individual descriptions.
-----Original Message-----Why is it that we never see any of you guys when
Julian Teh <>
Wednesday, 19 January 2005 20:03
to Kelly's???? You'd be really helpful, as we haven't
Anyway, yesterday we were in Cygnus hide at 5-6pm
we saw 2 royal spoonbills and a number of pink-eared
spoonbills had breeding head plumes, but
our book says that these birds
in the south breed from
Sept - Nov and in the north from Feb to April.
these late or early??
They were sleeping, woke up, preened and
went "back to
bed". It was only when they were preening that we
it was so beautiful at that time of day
Cheers, Meredith and
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