Mt Rogers

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Subject: Mt Rogers
From: "Rosie - Internode" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:04:45 +1100
On Wednesday morning from 08.10 there were several Superb parrots still in the area of the Wickens Place carpark.  Perhaps there were 15 so numbers down from Saturday and Sunday mornings when 35 would have been an estimate. Then they were feeding in the grass alongside the carpark asphalt perhaps even eating African lovegrass seeds (spreading a National "weed of significance"!)
Today several SPs were interested in Mistletoe clusters and one adult male was seen with a foot-held flower. Eating parts of the flower or extracting nectar?
Interestingly Bronzewing pigeons were not amused about the parrots' presence & were being aggressive "Bronzewing-style".  Probably the mistletoe is one of their nest sites.
Superbs have been heard passing through Flynn & adjacent suburbs for several weeks now, presumably in search of food sources both traditional and opportunistic.
Koel-calls have been common for weeks also. One or two sightings only, though.
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