|To:||"'Denis Wilson'" <>, "'victoria'" <>|
|Subject:||satin bower birds - Calwell|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:30:40 +1000|
Yes the bower in my neighbour's yard is still certainly active. Some birds add to it and other birds steal from it, (in particular several times I have seen one of them fly away from that bower carrying a decoration, directly over my kitchen window and continue in that direction) so I suspect there is another bower somewhere nearby. There are so many bowerbirds here I certainly can't keep track of which is doing what. Although I think there is only one blue bird here every day. Indeed of the birds that are regularly using my garden (as apart from my broader GBS area), these are the most abundant species by far. Victoria asks about "I have read nesting usually occurs from Sept so is this event early?" but to clarify, activities at a bower are not associated with nesting. The males are interested in displaying and attracting a female much earlier than the females start nesting.
-----Original Message-----From: Denis Wilson [ Sent: Monday, 23 July 2012 7:46 PM To: victoriaHi Victoria
Cc: Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] satin bower birds - Calwell
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).
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM, victoria <> wrote:
"The Nature of Robertson"
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