campbell park nests

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: campbell park nests
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:43:24 +1100

Interesting observation as at CP this morning. I was interested in what Michael Lenz and others have had to say about the effect of the rain on nesting birds. Perhaps we could start sending to the chat line now, if we haven't done it before, reports of successful nesting, since the last lot of rain. That rain was very heavy.

The white faced herons are still on their nest.

Magpie larks appeared to be repairing a nest that they were sitting on last Sunday. It looks in good condition though and is high in a tree., near the ca park

A nest of orioles has 3 dependent young in it. It looks to me as if the nest has been damaged and I wonder whether it will stay together till the chick fledge. There were 2 parents in attendance. These chicks were very young and perhaps have just hatched since the rain

Owlet-nightjar still looking out from its hole in the tree

Not nesting.
No wood swallows on nests were seen, although last week we saw 3 on nests We saw at least 2 jacky winters, just past the horse gate. We had not seen jacky winters there since early in November. Maybe they have had a successful nesting time
Rufous whistlers
Grey fantails
Plus other fairly usual birds

I forgot to mention in my last email, that I saw 2 red rumped parrots at Jerrabomberra.


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