noisy miners & GBS Breeding trends generally

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Subject: noisy miners & GBS Breeding trends generally
From: "David Rosalky" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:48:52 +1000

On a window ledge on the southern side of the John Gorton Building in Parkes, a pair of magpies has established a nest jammed between a downpipe and the building wall.  The female has been sitting since the middle of last week.  Yesterday I watched the male bringing food to the female.  Both had been foraging but they flew together back to the nest and the male gave his food to the female before she sat on the nest.
I presume that the warmth of the building is enough to offset the cold of frosty nights and therefore allow early breeding.
David Rosalky
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