Stirling Park & Ibis

Subject: Stirling Park & Ibis
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:08:59 +1100

A brief lunchtime stroll through an isolated woodland remnant less than 1 km from my work in Parkes produced Rufous Whistler, Grey Currawongs and an immature Grey Butcherbird. It was nice listening to its song with Parliament House so close in view. No Speckled Warblers this time, but I have seen them here in the past.

On another subject, I stopped to count the White Ibis colony at the Mugga Tip last week. I counted about 500 birds. Is this unusual? Or does this happen every year? I dont see any mention of this huge flock size in the ABR or on this discussion list. Is there a chance they may breed there?


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