|Subject:||The Zebra Finches...|
|From:||Jeannie Gray <>|
|Date:||Tue, 22 Mar 2005 18:44:27 +1100|
…were still in Dunlop on Sunday 8-9am - thanks for excellent directions. David Landon and I had a really lovely look at them. We saw a male and female, doing what seemed to be a spot of avian snogging - at first we had thought the male was feeding a younger one. (Of course, the snogging may have been inspired by the vigorous mating of a pair of Crested Pigeons on the next branch….) The two Zebbies were eventually joined by two Red-browed Firetails, and after a brief sit, all four flew off together towards the trees.
David McDonald, could you please add one to both our ACT lists - in David Landon's case it is his 200th!!
Other excitement: at one time during the hour we spent there, we had an immature Olive-backed Oriole, a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike and a Restless Flycatcher all in the one bush. At another time, in the larger dead bush, we had FOUR Restless Flycatchers, four White-plumed Honeyeaters and a Willy Wagtail all dashing about and indulging in a bit of avian biffo.
And later at home in Cook, we added a new one to our garden list - a Rufous Fantail.
Altogether a good day!!
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