Satin bowerbird

To: "'mariko buszynski'" <>
Subject: Satin bowerbird
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 23:22:00 +1000
No reason why it would not be. They are now a common species in many Canberra gardens, a history that is well documented. I have 10 to 20 in my GBS area every day, through the winter, including a bower in my neighbour's yard. (in Kambah).
Though no reason not to be pleased. I well remember my first ever distant viewing of a Satin Bowerbird about 40 years ago (near Omeo Victoria) and would not have thought they would in future become one of the most common birds around my house - or that I would be living in Canberra. 
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From: mariko buszynski [
Sent: Monday, 9 July 2012 9:06 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Satin bowerbird

I am a novice birdwatcher and I am excited to see a female satin bowerbird yesterday (7 July) in our garden in Hughes.  This time I managed to take a photograph.  It did not show only a clothesline or a tip of a tail.  It is not a very good picture but, I hope, good enough to identify the bird.  Is she paying a surprise visit to nearby gardens?
I will bring the camera to this Wednesday' meeting and hope somebody can help me to identify it.
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