"'Judy Corp'" <>
"Philip Veerman" <>
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:06:48 +1100
best guess is Grey Shrike-thrush. I have seen a very similar nest of these birds
some 5 to 8 years ago at a similar situation on the veranda of a house out just
beyond Queanbeyan towards Googong, on some COG survey (maybe the first Blitz day
I don't recall). It is a remarkably neat nest, curiously with two very distinct
layers. The description of the nest in Beruldsen's book "Field guide to
nests......." matches the photos of the nest perfectly. The chicks look a bit
like Blackbirds but at that age look like most passerines of that size range and
would fit Grey Shrike-thrush. Best clue of course is to wait for mum or dad
to arrive. But what she says about the bird would likely also fit the GST.
I don't know what she means by cuckoo call.
at Burra have these babies near their front door and are not quite sure what
they are. Any ideas?
babies................. nest is on top of the cupboard outside our front
door...............second lot this season.................... two days after I
took this they were out of the nest then gone................not sure what they
are but mum is a greyish/silver with white and brown around her eyes and makes
an almost cuckoo noise. She's about 20cm tall. Both mum and dad build the nest
each year and share the sitting and feeding but I reckon there's only been
one around this batch.
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