Speckled Warblers breeding

To: "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Speckled Warblers breeding
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 08:12:26 +1000

During a walk on the western slopes of Mt Ainslie yesterday morning, Prue and I found a pair of Speckled Warblers with 2 fledglings. The young birds looked straight off the nest to me – very clumsy, with rudimentary tails and little bits of down sticking out of their heads. In the COG atlas there is a record of a nest with young in April, and I think there was a late record last year too. A long breeding season considering they start in winter, the good rains in early autumn may be the cause. Or perhaps it’s a regular occurrence and just hasn’t been noticed very often.


Also of interest, 3 or 4 Fuscous Honeyeaters and a couple of brown Rose Robins.



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