Bassian Thrush at ANBG

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Subject: Bassian Thrush at ANBG
From: Susanne Gardiner <>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 07:24:47 +0000 (GMT)
just came back from ANBG. Traipsed around section 111/41 looking for the Bassian Thrush when I noticed White-Throated Treecreepers collecting nesting material - incl. roo-fur and bark fibres. Followed them to their nest-hollow. This is in a Gum, which sits on the middle of the southern border of section 111 directly opposite the north-east corner of section 54. The hollow is in the south-reaching branch, the opening facing east.
While I was waiting for a photo-opportunity I heard rustling in section 53 which first I ignored, thinking it was the treecreepers getting more materials. Finally turned around to see the Bassian Thrush collecting multiple worms and grubs as if feeding young. After a while it took the loot down the gully in 111.

--- On Wed, 13/8/08, Steve Holliday <> wrote:

Hi all


A single Bassian Thrush flushed from Section 41 of ANBG this afternoon –section 41 is a small area at the nw corner of the eucalypt lawn, adjacent to large casuarinas. I refound the thrush nearby in section 111, which is on the same deep gully as the Sydney Basin and Mallee sections but further upslope. Otherwise pretty quiet except for commoner honeyeaters.





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