Signs of spring

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Subject: Signs of spring
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:26:17 +1000
Hi John,
Thanks for the clarification. I was responding in the general. It appears that you are describing a particular pair that you have been following. Not something I knew. This pair are later than the average. Late for getting the last set of young to leave and consequential late start this year. They are still within the normal range of nest building, just towards the end of it. My point is that nest building by this species here, is typically a sign of winter.
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From: John Leonard [
Sent: Friday, 3 August 2012 9:37 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Signs of spring

Well Philip, around Woden this year the Raven weren't collecting nest-material until this month. This may be connected with the fact that until a month or two ago they had last season's young with them still (from late breeding). Perhaps they didn't want to start again until last season's young had become independent.

John Leonard

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