Egg/nest query

To: 'Marnix Zwankhuizen' <>, 'Con Boekel' <>, "" <>
Subject: Egg/nest query
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 01:23:48 +0000

Could be but I think of Blackbird’s nest as more in the vegetation, as in more dense shrubs above and around. Also mum Blackbirds tend to sit very tight and not leave the nest until approached very closely. Sometimes you can almost touch them.


From: Marnix Zwankhuizen [
Sent: Sunday, 4 September, 2016 10:43 PM
To: Con Boekel
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Egg/nest query




Thanks. Seems very likely having googled blackbird nest.




On 4 Sep 2016, at 6:36 PM, Con Boekel <> wrote:


Blackbird is possible.




On 9/4/2016 4:56 PM, Marnix Zwankhuizen wrote:

I stumbled across this nest this morning along Condor Creek. The nest was about two metres up a ribbon gum among peeling bark and wedged atop a branch fork. The bird was on the nest and shot silently down into the undergrowth not to be seen again. I took this quick photo and left.

Any ideas which species lays these eggs and builds this type of nest?






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