Robins galore at Tidbinbilla

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Subject: Robins galore at Tidbinbilla
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 03:24:50 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Fri, 6/19/09, Wendy Whitham <> wrote:
> This afternoon, around 1pm, saw four species of 
> robin on Turkey Hill at Tidbinbilla:  flame, scarlet,
> hooded and Eastern yellow. The first three species were
> around for about half an hour, with excellent views of
> both males and females.  We saw only the male yellow 
> robin, as it flitted around scrub bordering the open area
> where the other birds were.

I had a look for the Hooded Robins this afternoon but no luck.  I did see and 
photograph the Southern Whiteface, so that was a new species for me.

In the Turkey Hill area; 2 male Flame Robins, Female Scarlet Robin, Yellow 
Robin, lots of Superb Fairy Wrens, Yellow Rumped Thornbills, 3 Southern 
Whiteface, about 50 Starlings, Satin Bowerbird, Superb Lyrebird (nearby), Grey 
Shrike-thrush, Grey Butcherbird, immature and adult Crimson Rosellas, Noisy 
Minors, Australian Magpies (White Backed), Red Browed Finches. There were a few 
Emu near the Visitor's centre and heaps of Grey Kangaroos.  Frankly, the Turkey 
Hill area is overgrazed by roos and rabbits.

Thanks for the pointer.  It was worth the drive!


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