satin bower birds - Calwell

To: victoria <>
Subject: satin bower birds - Calwell
From: Denis Wilson <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:46:11 +1000
Hi Victoria

Bowerbirds have been singing/squealing/squarking at my place for about a month, now.
(In Robertson, NSW).

From memory, Philip Veerman has also been reporting BB display activity for a few weeks.
Nesting seems to occur much later (October to December, from what I have read).


Denis Wilson.

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM, victoria <> wrote:
Had a few green/brown satin birds last year in the back yard however no black satin bower bird. This year they returned again and have been carrying on for a few wks. On the weekend I finally saw the black male and he had prepared his bower with blue decorations of course. He was presenting himself and objects to  a, or a few females for a day or 2. Fantastic to watch and hear. Then two gr/br birds attended to the bower adding materials (I have read immature males can help). There was also a distribution of blue objects over the other side of the yard but no bower elsewhere, as yet.
Their varied calls and ‘whistle’ as in a bomb/missile falling, is quite amazing.  Lucky me.
I have read nesting usually occurs from Sept so is this event early?

Denis Wilson
"The Nature of Robertson"

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