Mixed feeding flocks already...?

To: 'Steve Read' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Mixed feeding flocks already...?
From: Alan Ford <>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 05:36:19 +0000



I think you are right . I had a small flock of birds pass through my garden last week.




From: Steve Read [
Sent: Saturday, 4 February 2017 2:57 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mixed feeding flocks already...?


Has anyone else seen, over the last couple of weeks, small birds in mixed-species flocks moving together through the bush? Is this a sign of breeding territories having broken down and mixed feeding flocks forming? An active flock at Bluett’s Block this morning contained at least 10 species, structured around Buff-Rumped Thornbills and Superb Fairywrens. A little earlier in the season than I had expected…




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