Gang gang breeding record

To: "'Kathy and John \(home\)'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Gang gang breeding record
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 23:39:53 +1100
Good and that is a dy record for the GBS. Of course the issue has been
pointed out and even debated (I think originally by Michael Lenz) as to
whether these can be called a GBS breeding record, as the breeding
clearly occurred no where near within the GBS area. That applies for
many species such as this one and the King Parrot in particular, that
maintain family structure for a long time and distance after moving away
from the actual breeding site. I intended it to be so when I designed
version 3 of the GBS chart in 1993 and of course without that
innovation, we wouldn't have all the great graphs showing timing of each
of the phases of breeding in the 21 year GBS Report. Michael's alternate
point is also valid, that strictly speaking, it isn't a GBS breeding
record. I think so long as people understand what it is that the data
show as breeding records, that is fine.

Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy and John (home)  
Sent: Wednesday, 1 April 2009 9:41 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Gang gang breeding record

We noticed on Monday evening that the gang gangs that have been hanging
around our yard included 2 adults feeding 2 young - a female was feeding
young male and the male was feeding what was presumably a young female.
we are very pleased to have a 'breeding' record for our GBS.

A little while later these birds were joined by 3 other Gang gangs which
a large flock for our GBS.

And tonight the King parrot flocks that have recently been flying around
consisted of around 25 birds rather than the usual 8 - 10 birds.
pleasant sight.

John Goldie and Kathy Walter
Watson, ACT

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