Butcherbird & Scrubwrens in Holder

To: "'Sue Beatty'" <>
Subject: Butcherbird & Scrubwrens in Holder
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:31:34 +1100
Hi Sue,
Thanks. Hard to imagine that any of those things have anything to do with your observation of the Scrubwrens. Probably as simple as one group has just found your area nice at this time. Just random change and someone else will have another story. I had a pair build two nests and raise two sets of young in my own garden (not the bigger GBS area) one year long ago. (There were many more Mynas here then than now.) But apart from that year I only get them occasionally and then usually just one or two for a day or two while passing through.
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From: Sue Beatty [
Sent: Friday, 10 February 2012 4:32 PM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Butcherbird in Holder

Thanks Phillip, Martin, Peter, Geoffrey, Jean, Margaret (about the Rosella question) and everybody. I’ll certainly be looking out for Butcherbirds from now on. Yes, what I saw definitely was one and not a SBB, although I’ve had those the last few days as well. The changing garden bird populations are really fascinating. Another bird that I’d never seen in my garden until this year but now see regularly are Scrub Wrens. I wonder to what extent the decline of the once dominant Indian Mynas is a factor? Changing climate? But I guess that could be a whole separate topic.




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