|To:||Robin Hide <>|
|Subject:||not birds ...Googong grasshopper query|
|From:||Denis Wilson <>|
|Date:||Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:08:49 +1100|
Robin raises an interesting question about birds feasting on seasonally abundant insects. I cannot comment on the Grasshopper/locusts, but can comment that this year has seen an abundance of Cicadas.
The Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike was taking advantage of swarms of "Black Prince" Cicadas at a friends place, obviously feeding them to its young. It returned to the same tree to pluck yet another Cicada from the branches, and fly off bearing its prize. I saw this repeated 5 times over about 10 minutes.
More generally, Noisy Friarbirds, and Pied Currawongs are very skilled at catching Cicadas flying.
Dear Cat Owners:
Official estimates put the Australia wide feral cat population at 18 million, which are suspected of killing up to 75 million small marsupials a night.
"The Nature of Robertson"
On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Robin Hide <> wrote:
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