Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson

To: "'Dow, Coral \(DPS\)'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson
From: "Kathy and John \(home\)" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 19:25:11 +1100

Thanks everyone who replied about the Musk Lorikeets. I heard them again this morning and managed to definitely see one, so was pleased that others have been seeing them too. The one Coral saw in Ainslie might be the same bird. I only saw one, but there was a least 2 birds from the calls. They didn't hang around long though. There are a few flowering Eucalypts out the back of our place in the Stirling Av reserve which butts up to Justice Robert Hope Park.


Kathy and John


From: Dow, Coral (DPS) [
Sent: Friday, 1 January 2010 1:13 PM
To: Kathy and John (home); Canberra Birds
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson


A Lorikeet the size and shape of a musk flew over my house in Ainslie this morning heading north and one heard twice yesterday. I am not used to hearing just one but I am sure it wasn't a Little


From: Kathy and John (home) [
Sent: Thu 31/12/2009 7:45 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson

We have just had some possible Musk Lorikeets fly over. They flew fast over
the house and disappeared over Justice Hope Park. We didn't see them, only
heard them, so we are not sure. Having listen to a recording of their call
we think they are more likely than Littles. Has anyone else seen any in the

Kathy and John


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