Parrots are enjoying the elms

To: Duncan McCaskill <>
Subject: Parrots are enjoying the elms
From: Rosemary Blemings <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:03:45 +1000
This same combination of Superbs and the elm flowers was happening at the Hawker Soccer synthetic turf oval on Sunday afternoon about 16.00hrs.

On 24/09/2013, at 9:57 PM, Duncan McCaskill wrote:

The elms are fruiting around town and the parrots are enjoying them. especially the Superb Parrots. I saw two pairs of Superbs eating quietly in an elm outside ABS House in Benjamin Way in Belconnen at lunchtime and about 8 Superbs in some elms in Giralang. In Giralang they were joined by Crimson Rosellas, Eastern Rosellas and Red-rumps. In previous years I have seen flocks of about 50 Superb Parrots in Benjamin Way. I didn't stay around long enough today to check all the trees for parrots.

The sex ratio looked about even, rather than male dominating, so they haven't started brooding yet.



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