Mixed feeding flocks already...?

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Mixed feeding flocks already...?
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 07:12:02 +0000
Steve, mixed feeding flocks certainly often form during February but the current conditions are conducive to species getting together to feed.  I’ve had a smaller one in my garden centred on fairy wrens and scrubwrens for a couple of weeks and in particular this week.  Jack Holland
From: Steve Read
Sent: Saturday, February 4, 2017 2:56 PM
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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