Chough nest-building on O'Corror Ridge

To: "'Barbara Preston'" <>
Subject: Chough nest-building on O'Corror Ridge
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:59:56 +1000
I suspect you would probably find that several, or all, of the group are involved in building the nest.
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From: Barbara Preston [
Sent: Sunday, 15 July 2012 5:27 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Chough nest-building on O'Corror Ridge

Two (maybe three) choughs were building a nest on O’Corror Ridge (half way up the left-veering track from the top of Clianthus St) last Monday (before the rain). They were not around when I photographed the nest on Friday – see attached – or when I went up this afternoon. The group of 10+ birds were in the pines to the north on Friday (I did not see them today) – I think they are the same group that over many months have been working their way up from near the Lyneham shops – I noticed them at various places on or near Clianthus Street, including in our garden (cnr Boobialla & Clianthus).
Are the nest-builders likely to return to their nest?
Also saw a pair of scarlet robins, grey fantails displaying up and down tree trunks, and lots of other small birds at the top of the ridge. And around the house over last day or so: female golden whistler; our locally resident eastern spinebills feeding from camellias as well as grevilleas, correas etc; pair of spotted pardalotes attacking their reflections in my office window (the female more aggressive than the male); white-throated treecreeper; fairy wrens etc  ...
BTW:  there are some rather fine artworks at the top of the left-veering track, and great cubbies in the pines on the right-veering track from the top of Clianthus street. And often 10+ kangaroos below the pines or there-abouts in the afternoons. The Ridge is an especially lovely place at the moment, and great for kids.
21 Boobialla Street
O'Connor ACT 2602
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M. 0439 47 8919

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