Seasonal citings

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Seasonal citings
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 10:42:46 +0000
It was humour reflecting on the daftness of English homophones.  

I have looked at the dates of starting nest building compared with a few measures of the weather.  It appears that rainfall in July and August is an important determination of when the birds start nesting in this location.


On 7 September 2017 at 11:51, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

That is curious that there is a citing. I guess they must have been summoned to appear in a law court or maybe they have been quoted in a piece of academic writing. Unless of course there has simply been a sighting (viewing) of these birds and you will be seeing them or the other possibility is that purpose of this message is about that the siting of the nest building is in the usual spot.


Sorry, yes we all make mistakes. This is a tease but it also is real.




From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Thursday, 7 September, 2017 8:45 AM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Seasonal citings


"My" pair of Tawny Frogmouths started nest building in the usual spot yesterday.  A bit later than usual: I shall be seeing what sort of correlations I can find to explain that.  


Pallid and Fan-tailed Cuckoos are now well evident in the area.


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