Crescent HEs and Bowerbird nest

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: Crescent HEs and Bowerbird nest
From: Muriel Brookfield <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 18:27:20 +1000
Dear all

I took another look at the nest today and decided it was an old one that the female Satin Bowerbird was maybe checking in passing. The leaves decorating the outside are old and brown, and there was no activity during the 1+ hrs survey today. Maybe it could be used again in the coming breeding season? Here are the directions:

It is in section 191d.
If you go up the southern side of the Sydney Gully towards the main Crescent HE activity there is a white signboard pointing to the Glasshouse Display. A few metres up the path beyond that is another sign 'Forests by the Sea' . Behind that notice is a 3-trunked tree with some dead liana on it. The nest is in an upright fork about 4-5 m up on the left-most trunk. There is some fine dead creeper hanging in front of it.

GPS reading  S 35 16.439     E  149 06.526

Please do keep an eye on it Geoffrey.

There is one Crescent HE that likes the path junction further on where there is a small euc. (Gregsonia?) with some blossom, next to a large grevillea/callistemon. You can get a good view going down from the large semi-circular wooden bench further up, and the bird sometimes goes down to ground level foraging inside the thickets opposite, where the other bower-birds were in the banksias on Thurs.

Happy sightings tomorrow!

Muriel Brookfield

(02) 6251 2934

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