campbell park nests

To: "'Elizabeth Compston'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: campbell park nests
From: "Lindsay Hansch" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 08:29:52 +1100
I visited Campbell Park on Wednesday.  I observed a pair of Willie Wagtails
building a nest and an oriole stealing nesting material from a grey
fantail's nest while being harassed by the GF's.  Also saw dusky
woodswallows feeding an offspring which was perched in the fork of a small
tree about a metre above the ground.  The jacky winters were indeed there,
one of which looked like a fully fledged juvenile.

Lindsay Hansch

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Compston  
Sent: Saturday, 11 December 2010 9:43 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: campbell park nests

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  
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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