Re the SBB –they are currently v. active c.1200 metres away to the west in Corroboree Park and vicinity. Daily present at, and near, the bower there. (Two
adult blue birds there yesterday, and uncounted numbers of greens).
3-5 green birds came zipping through our garden two days ago, affording only a glimpse - only ever seen one briefly in the garden before (a year ago).
From: boy nature [
Sent: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:52 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Kurrajongs & Bowerbirds on Mt Ainslie
Every so often something really unusual happens.
I was walking up Mt Ainslie when I heard a strange rattling sound that I havent heard before. A bit like maracas but with much larger dried nuts or
fruit inside. On closer investigation I found 5 Kurrajong trees with dried fruits, the odd one still with some seeds in them, but most of the seeds probably had been eaten or fallen on the ground. This was causing much excitement for 2 flocks of white winged
choughs (12 birds), numerous pied currawongs and some green birds being chased off by currawongs. On closer examination there were at least 9 satin bowerbirds. All were green. They were foraging on the branches and also on the ground. In the main they were
feeding quite peacefully with only the odd squabble.
The area is quite bare, with a stand of Allocasuarinas to the North. It was probably the least satin bowerbird type habitat that I have seen.
This spot is uphill (NE) between the Water tank and the power station. See link
see also the link below for information on Kurrajongs