To: "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: nesting
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 12:37:38 +1000
It might add a little value to Speckled Warbler reportings if note could be
taken of the habitat.  In my experience they are almost invariably
associated with exotic weeds:  pyracantha, blackberry, briars, hawthorn.
Occasionally the native bursaria.  Often when disturbed they fly up into the
branch of a euc for a look, but don't feed there.  They feed on the ground
near the woody weed cover.  At Callum Brae where some attempt is being made
at weed removal, I expect a further reduction in small birds in due course. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Compston  
Sent: Saturday, 15 August 2009 7:35 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: nesting

At Callum Brae this morning  we saw 3 speckled warblers.  One had a  
beak full of nesting material.  


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