Straw-necked Ibis and sundry bird matters

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Subject: Straw-necked Ibis and sundry bird matters
From: Megan Mears <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:40:20 +1100
8 SNI were enjoying the well watered playing fields at UC today.  I watched them for a while in the middle of the day and could hear some grunting sounds. 

Closer to home I continue to observe the BBR at my local pond (North Watson). There are 3 rails, (which I have recorded) and they are often seen. Two were out at 11am in the open today. Ultimately, I'm not sure how they will survive local cats

Another point of interest, for me at least, is seeing King Parrots in our front 'yard' recently, in the gum tree I planted about 5 years ago. As far as I know, it's their first time here since the Majura Rise/current houses and streets went in here. I live somewhere close to the old Canberra Drive In and we don't have great diversity yet. Of course they are seen in nearby parks, but it's great to see them at home.


Megan Mears

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