6 year bird at bower

To: 'Lia Battisson' <>, 'Geoffrey Dabb' <>, "" <>
Subject: 6 year bird at bower
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 08:09:51 +0000

Curious for Lia to have something so different. Her house is about 150 metres from mine and through the winter the SBB is just about the most obvious species in my garden, with up to about 15 to 20 regularly on my GBS chart (but not many in summer and a bower in my neighbour’s former jungle yard for several years). Maybe they don’t like the more open habitat adjacent to the shop and children’s playground beside her home.....




From: Lia Battisson [
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2016 5:54 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] 6 year bird at bower


I have found a few blue objects in my garden, where there none were before, to my knowledge.  I’m hoping that it means a Bowerbird is visiting, though I haven’t seen one other than a very brief visit to  one of my paperbarks a couple of years ago.



Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 16:08


Subject: [canberrabirds] 6 year bird at bower


The small staked tree is a banksia I planted a few weeks ago without, unfortunately, consulting the development plans for the area.   Like urban plantings elsewhere, it has suffered some damage in the course of construction work.





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