Dollarbird Red Hill

To: Marion Jones <>
Subject: Dollarbird Red Hill
From: Lindell <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 16:08:10 +1100
Marion and COG-ers,
Spent an hour and a half up the Hughes end of RedHill late this morning. The nest on the Hughes side has a chick (at first I thought I saw 2 but the camera has only captured one) with both adults very reluctant to go near the nest while I was there. Even came and sat above me calling very loudly. It was the hollow we'd figured.
There were 2 adults and 2DY in the large trees where the powerlines intersect a cross section of tracks and further over closer to the lower reservoir there were another 2 adults with 1 DY, and a single adult in the original dead tree that we saw them in back early November.
I found the juvenile that we photographed yesterday morning still in the same vicinity.
In all I would have counted 7 adults and 5 juveniles. They were every-where.
Julian, if you want to capture juvenile dollarbirds - Red Hill is the place.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Marion Jones <> wrote:
Checking out the area again this morning I found an adult pair of Dollarbirds anxiously watching over two juveniles.  While watching them I heard other adults and juvenile/s not very far away.  So it appears there are at least two "families" in the vicinity.  Also a pair of King Parrots, Black-face Cuckoo Shrikes and Kookaburras and numerous Gang-gangs, all with young.  So the Deakin/Hughes creche seems to be currently thriving.
Marion J
2010/1/7 Lindell <>

A dull day and a dull coloured dollarbird. This was the 'juv' Dollarbird Marion reported on Monday up behihd Deakin on Red Hill.
Would this be a juvenile from breeding this year or do they maintain their juv colourings for a season or two?

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