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Subject: Pardalotes
From: "Overs, Anthony \(REPS\)" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 18:29:17 +1100
Many years ago a colleague told me about a Spotted Pardalote that visited inside the house.
The bird flew in through the open patio doors and perched on the back of a kitchen chair, had a look around for a few minutes and flew out again.
Not sure how many times this happened, but once seems pretty cool.
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From: rhj44 [
Sent: Tuesday, 8 March 2005 6:20 PM
To: Barbara Preston;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Pardalotes (also Eastern Spinebills)

About 2 yrs ago we had a similar visit from some pardalotes - we have a bay window in the kitchen where my wife had placed two small (about pardalote size) glass penguin figurines.  These figures are clear glass exterior, and the inners black with white spots.  Probably deceived into thinking they were "birds of a feather" the pardalotes tried to make contact several times over the next couple of days, hovering, landing on the small sill, making contact with the window, then retreating to the tree fern fronds about 30 cms. away - all to no avail.   
Today while working in Farrer, I had the company of two adult and two dependent Eastern Spinebills.  There were in a tangled thicket of obnoxious exotics including firethorn and cotoneaster.  The young ones came within about 1.5 metres of me and the were not phased by my presence, but the adults were a little more cautious.
Rod Mackay
Tel:   0407 456 330
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