Re: Gang-gang and Superb Parrot whereabouts?

To: "Horst & Kay Hahne" <>
Subject: Re: Gang-gang and Superb Parrot whereabouts?
From: "Jack & Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:54:49 +1100
Thanks Kay, glad it all worked out well, there’s always plenty of help available!  You will note I’ve also posted your thanks on the COG chat line.
Jack Holland
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:51 AM
Subject: RE: Gang-gang and Superb Parrot whereabouts?

Thanks Jack – the birds were behaving beautifully and so was the weather and lighting.  We were all happy.  It is very satisfying to show someone a new bird for their life list, and such a beautiful one as the Superbs, many males and females.


I got lots of responses to my queries, thanks to everyone.  We had great success at the AIS parking lot between 7:30 and 9 am on Tuesday morning.  Then we went to Wybalena Grove, Cook and more great photos obtained of a pair of Gang-gangs feeding and in the eucalypts nearby.  So we were all very happy and Martin gives thanks to all who contributed their comments.  Superbs were lifers for him, so another one for his list, and Horst and I had never seen so many at once either!


Martin Willis is a professional photographer.  Check out his website and have a look at some of his beautiful photos of birds, animals and landscapes.  We met him on a tour of South Africa a couple years ago.  He said he would soon have some of his Canberra photos on his website.

PO Box 614, Malanda, Q. 4885



Kay Hahne




From: Jack & Andrea Holland [
Sent: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 10:00 PM
To: Horst & Kay Hahne
Subject: Re: Gang-gang and Superb Parrot whereabouts?


Thanks Kaye, while I have had (surprisingly) quite a few G-G in my GBS etc since the survey started, you can’t guarantee them anywhere at any time, unless you know a feeding spot.  The ANBG is usually a good spot, otherwise from the COG chat line Geoffrey Dabb has been seeing them all over S Canberra – he might be able to help on the day.


There are very few superbs that manage to come southside so I don’t see many of them.  They have been seen in the past month in Lyttleton Cres Cook near Nicki’s place and she should be able to advise if they are still there.


If you have no luck with Nicki I can put it on the COG chat line for you – that’s a pretty good way of ensuring some one will know where they are (the G-G is the most sought after bird people come to Canberra for).


Hope this helps, and please let me know if you want me to put it on the chat line for you.




Jack Holland


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