You might have seen Bruce Lindenmayer’s post earlier this week that he had
3 in his garden in NW Chapman.
I live several hundred metres closer to Darwinia Tce, and over the past
couple of months have observed their movement from Cooleman Ridge down into his
place, and slowly into my GBS.
However, over the past week they have moved deep into Rivett.
All birds I have seen are brown immatures, reflecting post-breeding
So it’s possible yours is one of ours, or possibly from another area now
moving through, perhaps looking for a territory.
They used to be unusual in Canberra gardens, but over the past few years
have become more common, to the extent they they are now included in the GBS
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 8:41 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Butcherbird in Holder
A Grey? Butcherbird just passed
through my GBS area! I don’t think I’ve seen one here before. I only got a quick
look at it and would say it was probably an immature, but that cackly call is
hard to miss. Is this unusual or are they all over the place and I just haven’t
been paying attention?