30 superbs at the mosque

To: "Chris Davey" <>, <>
Subject: 30 superbs at the mosque
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 11:57:19 +1000
Hello Chris

Yesterday 1-8-14 I watched about a maximum of 30 Superbs near the 3 large
Yellow Box trees E mell. at the South end of Kate Crace St from 9.20am to
10.30am feeding on the ground mainly in native dominated vegetation in
strong cold west wind. I could not see what they were feeding on due to the
height of the grass. 

It included a female-looking bird with yellow flecks on its back.

The numbers fluctuated as flocks of 8 to 15 SPs flew off South and NE but
seemed to return. They seemed skittish while on the ground, possibly due to
the strong wind, flying up into the adjacent Yellow Boxes at any disturbance
such as a Wood Duck nesting in the Eastern Yellow Box flying over them but
they soon came down again.

They were feeding mainly between the northern fence (with plain wires) and
the inner (with 2 barbed and 3 smooth wires) fence. They also fed south of
the inner fence but all within 20m of the Yellow Boxes

Peter Ormay  

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill & Raelene  
Sent: Sunday, 20 July 2014 12:22 PM
Subject: 30 superbs at the mosque

Gungahlin Town Centre survey with Angela Plant today. 30 Superbs
0910-0930 in large eucs beside mosque site , sth end Kate Crace  St. 
Feeding on the ground, noisy, hanging about, roosting site? Low morning sun
gives them a startling, flouro green glow. Total 21 species.
Bill Graham


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