RE: Birds breeding this summer

Subject: RE: Birds breeding this summer
From: con <>
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 21:47:13 +1100
Entirely anecdotally, it has struck me repeatedly while out observing that the small bush bird cohort (Superb Fairy-wrens, White-browed Scrubwrens, Brown Thornbills and Striated Thornbills) are exceptionally common in bushfire-recovery shrubby areas east of the Murrumbidgee this year.

On 4/02/2012 6:53 PM, David McDonald (personal) wrote:
Posted at the request of John Penhallurick:


I noticed a comment on the front-page of Gang-Gang which I received today, stating that the wetter conditions had had no effect on the success of birds breeding.  I wish to state that our experience is Fraser has been very different. Striated Pardalotes nested three times, and today we six of them perched on a wire.  We had both Willie Wagtails and Magpie-Larks breeding in close proximity on one of our large Eucalypts.  The Willie Wagtails produced two broods, one from the first and two from the second. The Magpie-Larks also produced one from the first and one from the second.


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