Red-browed Finch humorous display

To: "canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Red-browed Finch humorous display
From: "casburnj" <>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 14:33:01 +1000

Have you seen this?  A male bird I presume, first with a grass ribbon in it’s bill shaking it as if to say look here while about 3 other birds flit about in the area. Then the same thing with wattle twig with leaves on it but this time he jumps up and down repeatedly on a branchlet of a shrub and three what I assume are females, come close and perch with him on the branchlet ( this appeared very amusing to me and reminded me of one of the New Guinea birds I have seen on film ).  After this and even more exciting for him, a white feather is picked up from the ground and waved about vigorously – unfortunately I can’t tell you of any outcome as he disappeared underneath the shrubbery because not long after that a flock moved up and out of the garden.

There seem to be a lot of birds coming into the garden this week.


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