Stirling Park & Ibis
"Philip Veerman" <>
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:36:03 +1100
Yes I would agree that a number of White Ibis are usually at the Mugga Tip. Although that many is probably in the high end of what I have seen
there. So well done. I have not taken the effort to count them and I don't know
anything more about trends. The GBS suggests abundance is highest in summer but
GBS results are peripheral, to a flocking bird that prefers tips to suburbs. If
you say they are not mentioned in the ABR, well that is probably evidence that I
am not the only one who does not report, all of possible relevance to the COG
records system. The only places I recall seeing them breeding is near water and
in large or small colonies, so I wouldn't know where they would bred
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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 3:08 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Stirling Park
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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