Unseasonal breeding?

To: John Harris <>, 'COG List' <>
Subject: Unseasonal breeding?
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:07 +0000
John/Wayne, the YRTB is a known early breeder, as shown on the pdf sheet in Bird Info on the COG web site, with nest building reported from May, nests with eggs from June and both nests with young and dependent young during August.
Jack Holland  
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Unseasonal breeding?


Large flocks of YRT around here – Percival Hill and adjacent Ginninderra creek. Also several groups separate from the flocks and feeding young. Some young this morning in my GBS site.




From: Wayne Gregson <>
Date: Monday, 14 August 2017 at 12:36 pm
To: chatline <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Unseasonal breeding?


At the ponds near Kingston Foreshore last Thursday (10th August) I watched a pair of Yellow Rumped Thornbills apparently feeding young.  They went on several occasions from parts of the little park to a specific part of a nearby tall tree not carrying nesting material and on one occasion, when quite close to me, carrying an insect.  I had no binoculars with me and couldn’t spot a nest so I cannot be absolutely sure that there was a nest or young.


Wayne Gregson




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