I walk through this area quite
regularly and see what is presumably the same mixed flock (or flocks), Grey
Fantail has been present occasionally but not R Whistler, so I would hazard a guess
that the latter is most likely a new arrival. Have seen Grey Fantail in the
ANBG in the last couple of weeks also.
From: Jack and Andrea
Sent: Sunday, 9 August 2009 9:56 PM
To: Steve Holliday;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] some Ainslie observations
some interesting sightings.
might wonder whether the Rufous Whistler and the Grey Fantail have
overwintered, or are among the first spring arrivals. I favour the former
(very little spring activity so far, at least in my patch) though others may
disagree. I did get a number of reports of the Grey Fantail for our
winter birds bus trip on 19 July, and to my surprise we saw at least 3,
possibly 4, one the day, the only ones I've seen this winter.
Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 09,
2009 4:18 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] some
A single Yellow-tufted Honeyeater continues to put in an
occasional appearance despite a hormonal wattlebird’s best efforts to
chase it (and everything else) out of our garden. YTHE is now on our GBS chart
for 6 weeks in a row.
During a walk on Mt Ainslie earlier today Suzi Bond showed
Prue and I a frogmouth roost, although we could only find one bird. We then
checked a different roost we knew of a few hundred metres away where there were
2 more frogmouths.
Elsewhere on the walk, a male Rufous Whistler was a bit of a
surprise. We also saw a Scarlet Robin, Brown-headed and Fuscous Honeyeaters,
Speckled Warblers, Yellow Thornbills, and a Grey Fantail. Galahs and rosellas
were investigating hollows and Noisy Miners nest building.