Campbell Park: Brown Treecreeper and breeding birds

To: "Ruskies" <>, "chat line" <>
Subject: Campbell Park: Brown Treecreeper and breeding birds
From: "Overs, Anthony \(REPS\)" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 08:24:48 +1100
Hi Bob

That sittella nest was the one the nesting workshop group found a couple
of weeks back. Noone was on it then. Building may have just finished.

Your Diamond Firetail record there is a very interesting one. I haven't
seen them in CP for several years either.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ruskies 
Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2005 8:33 PM
To: Anthony Overs; chat line
Subject: Campbell Park: Brown Treecreeper and
breeding birds

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

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

> Went for a quick wander around Campbell Park this morning.
> I saw a Brown Treecreeper in the woodlands, about 100m in from the
> carpark, just off the main track (near the Dusky Woodswallow nest, for

> those that saw
> it at the nesting workshop two weeks ago).
> This is the first time I have seen a Brown Treecreeper in CP for about

> seven years.
> 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
> ago:
> - 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 leap.
> 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.
> Cheers
> Anthony
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