Campbell Park: Brown Treecreeper and breeding birds

To: "Anthony Overs" <>, "chat line" <>
Subject: Campbell Park: Brown Treecreeper and breeding birds
From: "Ruskies" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 20:33:14 +1100
Hi! Anthony.

I have just returned from a flying visit to down town Queanbeyan. From there
I did manage to have a quick visit to Jerra and the sewage ponds. Didn't
have much success bird wise at Jerra but did manage to count at least 80 odd
rabbits. Either the poison they've laid hasn't taken effect yet or the
rabbits are thriving on it.
I must have followed in your steps Anthony that aftenoon at Campbell Park as
I also saw all these goodies that you mentioned including the Brown T.C.
which seemed to be inspecting the hollow tree branch almost immediatley
above the Woodswallow nest, it gave me the impression that it was a young
bird by something in its demeaner. All these goodies, plus Double Barred and
Diamond Firetail finches,were seen at the end of the 4 puddle section of the
path towards the horse stile. Not only but also from there I spotted a
sittella sitting on a nest which you can find by, if  looking towards the
airport from the last puddle, there are two large trees just to the left.On
the R.Hand tree and on the first R.Hand branch, there is a small dead branch
with a fork, where the nest is, that sticks up a metre or so just before the
main branch heads up vertically. I must say that this is the greenest I've
seen the park in yonks. I'm sorry I couldn't catch up with anyone but as I
said it was a flying visit.

Bob Rusk

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Message ----- From: "Anthony Overs" <>
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Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 2:20 PM
Subject: Campbell Park: Brown Treecreeper and breeding birds

Went for a quick wander around Campbell Park this morning.

I saw a Brown Treecreeper in the woodlands, about 100m in from the
just off the main track (near the Dusky Woodswallow nest, for those that
it at the nesting workshop two weeks ago).

This is the first time I have seen a Brown Treecreeper in CP for about

Does anyone have any recent records?

The last I heard about this species at CP, was that a pair was surviving
around near the gun club, but otherwise the species was no longer present.

Also at CP today, I checked up on some of the nests we found two weeks
- the Dusky Woodswallow mentioned was feeding three nestlings.
- Western Gerygone is on eggs.
- White-winged Choughs were all collecting food.
- Noisy Friarbirds were still building.
- Grey Fantail young have fledged.
- Pied Currawongs have fledged.
- Two enormous Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike nestlings are about to make the

Also managed to find a Buff-rumped Thornbill nest. The dome nest was built
in a large crevice in the side of a large old tree.



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