Corella's at Hyperdome

To: "Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay" <>
Subject: Corella's at Hyperdome
From: "Alberta Hayes" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:09:19 +1100
Hello all,
I wrote about these Little Corellas in a post entitled  "unhinged Corellas" about a week ago. About two years ago this flock had 200+ in it. At about 5.40pm every day for about 2 months the whole flock would fly over my house making such a noise that if you were trying to have a conversation you would have to close the doors and windows in the room just to hear anyone talking. Phone conversations were near impossible in the time they were in the vicinity.
My street is a small cul de sac lined with Winterglow trees. All the streets in the area are lined with these trees and the flock just loves them. Between them and the Cockatoos a fully grown tree can be stripped in a day.  The numbers of the Corella flock are down on previous years, but when they all get together there can still be about 100. Thankfully, with only 100 Corellas instead of 200 we can now hear ourselves think at 5.40 every afternoon.
Alberta Hayes,  William Hudson area Monash. 

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay <> wrote:
There have been Little Corellas there or thereabouts for a few weeks now. I work in Woolworths at the hyperdome and walk past the Medicare Australia building on my way to work about 7.45 or so most mornings. The birds have been very raucous and flying boisterously around the Medicare Australia building and in the trees etc near the KFC joint and Maccas, as well as the eucalypts in the car park opposite those 2 places, every morning for at least 5 weeks - maybe more. They have also been in the trees and buildings in the main drag outside the Hyperdome building (Anketell St, I think). Anything from 3 or 4 up to about a dozen, on any given day. Esme works for Mediacre Australia in the Tuggeranong building and she says that at times during some days the Corellas can be seen perched on the ledge at the window where her work area is located, often peering in through the glass at the poor unfortunate inmates slaving away inside.
You can usually see quite a lot more (I've counted over 30 on a few occasions now) in the Town Centre Park - especially near the childrens play equipment area at the Town Beach. It doesn't surprise me that Jack saw 85+ of them there - it seems to be a favoured hang-out for them in a large flock and they are pretty frequent (although not in those sorts of numbers) in and near my GBS site in Gordon at the bottom end of Tharwa Drive.
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