Spoonbills at Kelly's

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Subject: Spoonbills at Kelly's
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:32:23 +1100
You will recall that a few years ago when there were 4/5 there, we saw much
pseudo-courtship behaviour including lugging around of large branches.  I am
not aware of any actual breeding at JW.  Vigorous feeding and standing on
one leg is not sufficient to occupy a healthy spoonbill's day.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Robinson  
Sent: Tuesday, 28 October 2008 8:11 PM
To: COG List
Subject: Spoonbills at Kelly's

They were there on Saturday but at that stage were just moving around 
and looking awkward, no denudation or apparent construction.


At 06:27 PM 28/10/2008, martin butterfield wrote:
>This afternoon two Royal Spoonbills were perched in the tree on the 
>small island in front of Cygnus hide.  They appeared to be quite 
>friendly - for a while I thought a CO record was in the 
>offing.  However the bird on the right in the attached image 
>appeared to be on a defoliation mission WRT the tree, stacking its 
>booty around its feet.  I got the distinct impression it was 
>building a nest but couldn't get a good enough view to confirm 
>this.  Other observers might like to keep an eye on this.
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