|Subject:||An unusual day|
|From:||Denis Wilson <>|
|Date:||Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:18:19 +1000|
Actually a MFF question, but the existing heading fits my topic too.|
Further to Steve's note about active birds on a lousy day. in the middle of a heavy Robertson downpour, I observed (through a wet window) a mixed feeding flock of Silvereyes, Superb Fairy-wrens, Red Browed Finches working their way through shrubbery seemingly looking for small insects.
Certainly they were not going down into the long grasses. The plants (mixed Natives and exotic shrubbery, including Maples (which are known to be favoured by Aphids for laying their eggs) and an early-flowered Viburnum. No "seed" bearing plants amongst these.
So the pertinent question is: Does anyone know if Red-brows are occasional insectivores?
This question has been approached, but I think, skirted around in recent discussions of MFFs. Otherwise, why are the Finches so happy to join in with Wrens and Silvereyes, on an insect-killing spree?
Or is it simply mass-hysteria amonsgst small birds, on a wet day?
Grateful advice. Pls.
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM, wallaces <> wrote:
"The Nature of Robertson"
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