– 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
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
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,
Jack & Andrea Holland [
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 10:00 PM
To: Horst & Kay
Subject: Re: Gang-gang and Superb Parrot
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.
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
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).
helps, and please let me know if you want me to put it on the chat line for