Grey Butcherbird in birdbath, Ainslie

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Subject: Grey Butcherbird in birdbath, Ainslie
From: Rod Mackay <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2018 12:50:02 +0000
Mention of Grey Butcherbirds reminds me that earlier this year I came
home to find a juvenile Grey Butcherbird on the ground in the carport.
It flew up and perched on the wire for several minutes before it
disappeared after I had turned my back. It emerged from what I loosely
describe as our citrus grove to perch once again on the wires.  A few
seconds later an adult bird also emerged and perched next to the
juvenile with what appeared to be one of those stinking shield bugs
which it proceeded to feed to the youngster. Would like to encourage
more of that given the bugs were here in plague proportions this year.
The butcherbirds have been heard calling on a fairly regular basis in
the area (Holder) since then.



On 4/04/2018 4:25 PM, Robin Hide wrote:
> A first - just had a visit by an adult Grey Butcherbird to our birdbath
> (lower Ainslie) for a thorough bath.
> One was briefly on the powerlines a few days ago.
> Robin

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