Mob of Red-rumped Parrots

To: B&RGraham <>, "" <>
Subject: Mob of Red-rumped Parrots
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 03:09:55 +0000
Bill, that is a lot of Red-rumpeds together, I’ve checked the last Annual Bird Report and the max was 114, and around 100 for the 2 previous years.
The maximum I have seen together in my 12 years of watching their roost flight is 90, though last week I saw 80+ in their staging tree in Angophora St Rivett, where they gather together before sunrise and then fly out to the Chapman horse paddocks.
I’m in the process of writing this all up for a CBN article.
Jack Holland
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2016 9:29 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mob of Red-rumped Parrots
This morning I saw a mob of Red-rumped Parrots feeding on Bonner School Oval about 9.05. I counted 170 in one large group, another 10 and 8 further away. Has anyone else observed these numbers before?
Bill Graham

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