Stirling Park & Ibis
"martin butterfield" <>
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:28:11 +1100
think I have put in (I am certain I meant to put in) a report of the flock being
about that size for a day in early Winter last year so it should appear in the
next ABR. The ones I counted were all lurking alongside the road in,
so there may well have been more inside the tip itself.
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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