Superb, juvenile, Macquarie

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Subject: Superb, juvenile, Macquarie
From: Nathanael Coyne <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 23:15:02 +0000
Deja vu from last summer, a lone juvenile Superb perched in my neighbour's tree calling and then wheeling around the suburb, somehow seemingly have become separated from the flock.

Update on my Koel chick, now about 15 metres high up in an elm tree, again having crash-landed in the foliage unable to support its own weight, its toes dangling uselessly under the branch.

I never confirmed if they actually nested in the nearby 30-metre Yellow Box, but a family of ~5 Rainbow Lorikeets have been regular visitors sometimes coming down to my bird feeder.

I don't know what to do about that tree - I got it heritage listed but it's not in a good condition, lots of galah damage that'll result in more dropped limbs and it's already very sparse - which may be why it's such a popular tree with the larger birds including ravens, owls and all the parrots and cockatoos, starlings as well as a bee hive.

Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

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