Visiting the bower site on Thursday after Terry’s heads-up, I was concerned by the evidence of close-by cleared weed tree species and undergrowth that a work crew currently in Corroboree Park might move onto the bower site the following
day. After getting in touch* with them, I met with Francisco _ , the very helpful foreman of the crew (from the – to my eye- oddly named ‘Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS)’ section who are responsible
for ACT urban tree maintenance, see:
on site the next day, and, after being shown the bower (which was fortunately occupied just then by a mature blue male and numerous green birds), they were happy to leave that section of undergrowth untouched for the moment.
*via Canberra Connect – an interesting experience trying to explain to the telephonist who and what I wanted to talk to and about. No, not a nest, and no, not
a burrowing bird. A Satin Bowerbird’s bower….!
From: Terry Munro [
Sent: Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:03 PM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Satin Bowerbirds
A very active bower was found this morning in Corroboree Park Ainslie. A fully plumed male was seen chasing a female close to the well decorated bower.